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Dug out trail on Homestake Road

Contact: Shannon Cordingly, Public Information Officer, 970-376-7000 or 

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Forest Service have determined that the large section of dug out trail on Homestake Road near Camp Hale was not a booby-trap for snowmobiles.

The hole was dug with the intention of removing a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) that was stuck and was not meant to hurt snowmobilers.  The person that dug the hole did not notify anyone because they didn’t believe that the hole was a potential hazard.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind snowmobilers to keep an eye on the trail for hidden dangers.  Depressions in the snow, fallen trees and snow covered stumps can have fatal results for those who are not prepared to stop.