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Seasonal Closure Information

General Information

Most roads and trails in Colorado are closed during the snow-packed Winter months and during the Spring run-off season to prevent excess erosion. Exact opening and closing dates vary from year-to-year based on conditions and some roads and trails may be closed for maintenance or special events without notice. It is always advisable to call the land management agency that manages a road or trail a day or two in advance of your planned visit to ensure that the road or trail is open.


For roads and trails on lands managed by the Forest Service, seasonal trail opening and closing dates can be found on the motor vehicle use maps (MVUMs) for that forest. These dates can vary from year-to-year based on conditions so call the Forest Service office listed on the front of the MVUM to double check the dates before making plans. Some of the land management agencies maintain websites listing road and trail closure information. Below are links to some of these pages. For agencies not listed below or for the latest up-to-date trail and road conditions, please call the appropriate Forest Service, State Parks, or BLM office for the area you plan to visit.

Agency Road and Trail Condition Websites

Below are the links to the land management agencies that maintain road and trail condition websites:

Agency Contact Information

For agencies not listed above or for the latest up-to-date trail and road conditions, contact information for each of the land management agency offices can be found on the following pages:


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