The affected travel route is Forest Road 792, sometimes called the Peterson Creek Road, south of Gould, in the vicinity of Owl Mountain on the Parks Ranger District.
Initially, work will be taking place on the 792 Road segment between the junctions with Forest Road 790 (Owl Mountain Tower connector), and Forest Road 740 (main Gould-Teller City trail). The route closure could last all winter and/or until further notice.
The No Name area project is part of a Forest-wide Long Term Stewardship Contract with Confluence Energy (Kremmling and Walden operations). Logging work has been ongoing since this past fall and will continue through the winter months.
Pending on the progress of operations and the status of timber sales in the area, there is the potential for Forest visitors to encounter an additional segment closure on the 792 Road later this winter, between Forest Road 790 and the BLM boundary at the western edge of the National Forest.
During the initial closure of the 792 Road, snowmobile traffic may still access the area via the 790 and 791 Roads to the south.
Work will occur on any day of the week, so Forest users should be alert for logging traffic, equipment, and log trucks hauling at any time. Please abide by the road closure to ensure your safety in the contract operations area.
Area visitors should also expect to encounter log trucks traveling on Colorado Highway 14.
Temporary road closures are a short-term inconvenience needed to provide safe access in the long-term. Visitors need to be aware of ongoing changes that may affect travel on the National Forest.
As work progresses, more information will become available on how this contract will affect groomed snowmobile routes later in the season.
For more information about No Name or other projects please call (970) 723-2700 or stop by the Parks Ranger District at 100 Main Street in Walden between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Information on other road closures and projects can also be found on the following website,http://fs.usda.gov/mbr, or you can follow the MBRTB on Twitter, @MBRNFsTBNG.