Hiking/Backcountry

U.S. Forest Service to reopen some climbing areas in Boulder Canyon

BOULDER
This Friday, March 10 the U.S. Forest Service will reopen Blob Rock, Bitty Buttress, and Security Risk climbing areas in Boulder Canyon. The Eagle Rock area remains closed to climbing and other activities and is expected to remain closed through July 31, 2017.

These areas were closed February 1 to protect golden eagles during their nesting season. The areas, approximately 1.5 miles east of Boulder Falls, are located along State Highway 119. Forest Service officials anticipate reinstating these closures annually on February 1 in the future to allow the birds to choose nest sites without being disturbed.

It is against federal and state law to disturb any nesting bird of prey. Visitors can help protect wildlife by respecting all closures and leaving immediately if you should accidentally enter one.

For the most current closure information, check signs in the areas, call the Boulder Ranger District office at 303-541-2500, or visit local climbing websites or http://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/arp/recreation (click on Boulder Canyon for more info).

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