BOULDER, Colo. – The Boulder Ranger District will reopen the Jenny Creek area near Rollins Pass this Saturday, Sept. 20. The area has been temporarily closed for creek and trail restoration work. The contract work was completed earlier than anticipated, allowing a shorter closure period.
The Jenny Creek motorized trail (FST 808.1) follows the historic Boulder Wagon Road, west of Rollinsville, Colo. Over decades of use, a portion of the trail located along the creek became severely damaged, eroding the creek and redirecting the creek channel onto the road. The Forest Service has rerouted this portion of the motorized trail away from the creek and reestablished the motorized trail. Additionally, mountain pine beetle infested hazardous trees along the new route have been removed. The final phase of this project was to repair the creek and restore the damaged riparian and adjacent uplands areas, and that work is now complete.
The reopening includes motorized access into the area on Forest Service Trail 808.1 (from Yankee Doodle Lake) and Forest Service Road 502.1 (from Rollins Pass Road).
The Boulder Ranger District obtained a grant from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) program to complete the Jenny Creek motorized trail reroute and restoration work. The local Rising Sun Four Wheel Drive Club and the Trout Unlimited Chapter: Boulder Flycasters partnered with the Forest Service, supporting the project with volunteers and financial contributions. Rising Sun volunteers are assisting the Forest Service with removal of temporary closure signing and installation of new signage.
“We appreciate everyone’s cooperation with our temporary closure for this important restoration work, allowing the contract work to be completed successfully and ahead of schedule. Special thanks go out to Rising Sun volunteers for their ongoing support and on-the-ground assistance on short notice,” said Sylvia Clark, Boulder District Ranger.
If you have any questions about this project, contact the Boulder Ranger District visitor information at 303-541-2500 or visit the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grasslands website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/arp or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/usfsarp.