Seasonal Trail Closures

Protect Wildlife: Respect Trail Closures


The Snowmass Village Animal Services Department enforces trail closures enacted to protect sensitive wildlife habitats. Per Section 10-29: Seasonal Trail Closures of the TOSV Municipal Code, it is unlawful of any persons to use by any means the following trails during wildlife sensitive periods, as follows:

  • Anaerobic Nightmare Trail: April 25 - June 21
  • Sequel Trail: April 25 - June 21
  • Tom Blake Trail: April 25 - June 21
  • Government Trail east of Elk Camp Work Road: May 15 - June 21
  • Rim Trail North: December 1 - May 16
  • Seven Star Trail: December 1 - May 16
  • Upper North Mesa Equestrian Trail: December 1 - May 16 
  • Sky Mountain Park: December 1 - May 16
Review our wildlife area closures map to view these areas in our GIS portal.

Enforcement 


Trail closures are strictly enforced by the Town's Animal Services Division, in partnership with Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Wildlife monitoring cameras are in use in closed areas. 

There is a zero tolerance policy for trail closure violations and fines can reach up to $5,000.