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 (No. 600), Hardscrabble Road (No. 413) south of Eagle, and Muddy Pass Road (No. 700) from Wolcott. Snowmobilers can …

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