Steamboat briefs: Road, trail leading to Rabbit Ears is closed temporarily
September 23, 2013
Forest Service Road 291, a four-wheel drive route and trail that leads to Rabbit Ears Peak in the Dumont Lake area, is closed temporarily because of the removal of hazard trees, according to a news release from the U.S. Forest Service.
Weather permitting, the roadside work should move quickly to minimize the closure. Currently, cutting units are scattered from the junction with Forest Road 311 (Base Camp Road) to the terminus at Rabbit Ears.
Roadside hazard tree logging has been occurring in the area all season with operations moving south to north. Forest Road 291 has remained open all summer, while the Base Camp Road and Forest Road 315 were closed for roadside work, the news release said. Base Camp Road and Forest Road 315 now are open.
This current closure will not affect the Dumont Recreation Area but may affect parking near the Rabbit Ears trailhead and access to the Peak.
The project is on the Hahns Peak-Bears Ears Ranger District of the Routt National Forest.
Forest visitors should expect to encounter log trucks traveling the 315 Road and then entering U.S. Highway 40. Forest Service officials remind those visiting the area to be aware of and avoid heavy equipment operating in the area and to avoid entering areas that are posted as closed.
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