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3/14/2018
Eldorado Canyon State Park announces closures to protect golden eagles


Eldorado Canyon State Park announces closures to protect golden eagles
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Eldorado Canyon State Park announces Rattlesnake Gulch area closures, effective immediately. The closures are to protect nesting golden eagles in the park.
Rebecca Ferrell
CPW Statewide
303-866-3203 x4608

Eldorado Canyon announces trail and crag closure
 
ELDORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Eldorado Canyon State Park is announcing wildlife closures in the Rattlesnake Gulch area, effective immediately. The upper loop of the Rattlesnake Gulch Trail, above the Crags Hotel Ruin and the Continental Divide Overlook, is closed effective immediately. This includes the Continental Crag climbing area. These areas are closed to all uses, including rock climbing, through July 15 or until further notice, to protect nesting golden eagles on the south side of the canyon. 

Golden Eagles are protected by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service under authority of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. A conviction of nest disturbance can carry a fine up to $5,000 and one year imprisonment.
 
For more information on rock climbing, visit: http://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/Rock-Climbing.aspx. To learn about other climbing areas, and all of the activities available at Eldorado Canyon State Park, visit: http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/eldoradocanyon.
 

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