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Avalanche Advisory Issued for Colorado

AVALANCHE WARNINGThe Colorado Avalanche Information Center is urging mountain visitors to be cautious after up to 40 inches of new snow covered the ground from a series of storms. An avalanche advisory Continue reading

Late Snow Could Mean Safer Avalanche Conditions

SNOWPACKColorado avalanche forecasters say mild temperatures this fall could lead to a more stable snowpack later in the winter. In each of the past two winters, the state has experienced early snowfall followed by longer dry spells. That caused a weak base layer in the snowpack that made slopes vulnerable to large, less predictable, Continue reading

Forest Visitors Warned of Damaged Roads

forest-service-signAs the snowpack rapidly melts and National Forest roads open, the possibility for visitors encountering road damage caused by winter run-off is becoming more likely.  U.S. Forest Service crews are finding damage in a variety of areas and are addressing issues as soon as possible, either fixing the problem or Continue reading

Snowpack Limits Campground Openings for Memorial Day Weekend

forest-service-signLate spring snowpack will limit road access and delay the opening of most developed campgrounds on the Routt National Forest this Memorial Day weekend. While there will still be some opportunities to explore and camp, Forest visitors are reminded to call their local ranger district office to know what is open and accessible.  Campground Continue reading

Fire Experts Expect Northwest Colorado to Have “Normal” Fire Season

fire season smallPredictive Services with the National Interagency Fire Center calculates the wildland fire potential for this fire season to be normal in the Rocky Mountain Area. However, even in normal years Continue reading