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

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


Eagle River Preserve vehicle access closed for winter season

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

Dec. 12, 2013 – The Eagle River Preserve (ERP) is now closed to vehicles for the season to allow wildlife to utilize the area as a winter habitat. The property is still open for recreational and pedestrian use and a new parking area has been constructed at the top of the U.S. Hwy 6 entrance, outside of the gate.

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 lower parking area of the ERP will reopen to vehicles in the spring after the snow melts and a walk-through has been performed to assure public safety.  For more information, contact Eagle County Open Space Director Toby Sprunk at 970-328-8698.