MONTE VISTA, Colo., March 12, 2018 – Due to early spring melting, the Rio Grande National Forest has begun temporarily closing some forest roads to motorized traffic to protect road surfaces. Driving on soft roadbeds can cause unnecessary damage to the roads and may lead to increased sedimentation in creeks. 

Forest Service roads will be re-opened on an individual basis as road conditions improve. 

Information about the current status of specific roads may be found in the “Current Conditions and Restrictions” section on the home page of the Rio Grande National Forest website at, or call the Rio Grande National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 719-852-5941.


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