Forest roads near Gore Pass temporarily closed for culvert replacements

Beginning Monday and running through Aug. 3, portions of Forest Roads 243 and 250 will be temporarily closed to facilitate the safe and efficient removal and replacement of culverts on Farnham Creek and Gore Creek, the U.S. Forest Service announced in a news release.

Between its junctions with Forest Road 243 and Forest Road 102, approximately five miles of Forest Road 250 will be closed starting Monday. Forest visitors can still access the northern portion of Forest Road 250 via Forest Road 100 as well as the southern portion of this road from Highway 134, the release stated.

Also starting on Monday, around five miles of Forest Road 243 will be closed between its junctions with Forest Roads 250 and 185. Several miles of Forest Roads 185 and 241 east and south of this closure will remain open for visitors to enjoy, according to the release.

Similarly, between July 23 and Aug. 10, approximately 6.9 miles of Forest Road 225 will be closed from about one mile south of its junction with Forest Road 206. New culverts are needed to replace culverts that are undersized, deteriorated, and/or present fish passage problems, according to the release.

Patrols and enforcement of these closures will occur throughout the closure period by Forest Service Law Enforcement personnel, the release stated.

For more information contact Fisheries Biologist Rick Henderson in Steamboat Springs at 970-870-2219.