A temporary closure has been issued for the Owl Creek Gravel Pit, located southwest of Ridgway. This closure prohibits dispersed camping and public access to the site. The gravel pit is accessed by National Forest System Road #858 (Owl Creek-Big Cimarron Road). The closure was established to allow gravel crushing operations to safely occur.
"We are sorry that this work is an inconvenience for some fall hunters; however, the work to repair the Owl Creek Pass Road will facilitate better, safer access to public lands," stated district ranger Tammy Randall-Parker. For more information, call 240-5300.