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 to June 21
Government Trail east of Elk Camp Work Road: May 15 to June 21
Rim Trail North: December 1 to May 16 (dogs on leash allowed. Leash law strictly enforced)
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.