Independence Mountain open to the public


KREMMLING, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management wants the public to know that Independence Mountain in Jackson County is again open to the public following last year’s closure related to the Beaver Creek Fire.


“We’ve been getting a number of calls from people asking if the area has been re-opened,” said BLM Kremmling Field Manager Stephanie Odell. “The closure has been lifted, but we are urging people to continue to be aware of the risks from standing dead trees, whether it’s from beetle-kill or the Beaver Creek wildfire.”


People visiting Independence Mountain this summer and fall will notice a large BLM presence as crews work on rehabilitating the area as well as on travel management, weed treatments, and ecological monitoring.


For information about the BLM lands managed by the Kremmling Field Office, call (970) 724-3000.