Open Space

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  • Phone: 970-328-8698
    Fax: 970-328-7185

    Open Space
    P.O. Box 179
    500 Broadway
    Eagle, Colorado 81631


Eagle River Preserve vehicle access closed for the winter

Contact: Toby Sprunk, Open Space Director at 970-328-8698 or

The Eagle River Preserve (ERP) is officially closed to vehicles for the winter season to allow wildlife to utilize the area as a winter habitat. Pedestrian access is still available from the Hwy. 6 and northeast gates.

Officials are reminding all ERP users not to disturb wildlife, such as deer and elk, they may encounter in the preserve. Dogs must be kept on a leash while on the property, with the exception of the off-leash area in the northeast corner of the property. However, pet owners are asked to keep dogs on a leash in all areas of the preserve if wildlife is present.

The ERP will reopen to vehicles in the spring after the snow melts and a thorough walk-through has been performed to assure public safety.