Hanging Lake Trail to be closed on November 10
The Hanging Lake Trail will be closed Nov. 10 to all uses for maintenance work.
Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District crews will use chainsaws to cut and remove approximately 10 trees out of the trail corridor. For the safety of the crew and the public, the trail will be closed to accomplish this work that ensures the trail is well-maintained for future use, according to a White River National Forest statement.
“Our work this week will focus on removing some hazard trees and closing a number of the social trails that have developed over the summer,” wrote District Ranger Aaron Mayville. “With the increase in use on the Hanging Lake trail, a number of new trail routes have been created, which is but one example of the environmental degradation that we’re seeing up there. Please stay on the designated routes, and encourage others to do the same — we all want Hanging Lake to remain healthy and beautiful.”
The Colorado Department of Transportation will close exit 125 and the offramp Wednesday night and the Forest Service will post staff at the trailhead throughout the day on Thursday.
For more information about the management of Hanging Lake, contact the Eagle-Holy Cross Office at 970-827-5715 or stop by during business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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