Local ranger district moves to winter uses

By scott miller

MINTURN — The Holy Cross and Eagle districts of the White River National Forest have converted the forest road system from wheeled use to winter use. A number of gates were closed for the winter and “Over the Snow Vehicle Only” restrictions went up.Many roads are groomed by partners for snowmobiling. Those gates will re-open when the partners begin grooming operations. The district manages three roads for wheeled access to the snowline during the winter months. They include Coffee Pot Road (#600), Hardscrabble Road (#413) south of Eagle, and Muddy Pass Road (#700) from Wolcott. Snowmobilers can drive their trucks/trailers …

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