Annual Closure Dates for some Snowmass Village Trails:
April 25 – June 21, (open on June 21st)
Elk show a strong fidelity to the calving area in Burnt Mountain, from Snowmass Village to Buttermilk. Development has hemmed in this area. Protection of Burnt Mountain is a part of East Village homeowner agreements. Disturbance during calving is occurring due to recreational pressure. The number of calves born annually has decreased significantly. Numerous biological studies date back to 1974 to support the area closure for elk calving. In addition, wildlife cameras show deer fawns, bear cubs, moose and mountain lion. As trail & public land supporters, please help us protect the sanctuary in your back yard.
Please call Snowmass Village Animal Services at (970) 923-5330 with any questions or to report trail poachers. Thank You!