Bears, Selfie Sticks Don’t Mix In Waterton Canyon: Rec Area Stays Closed

Suburban Denver's Waterton Canyon remains closed because of foraging bears and officials say part of the problem is visitors have been getting close to the animals to take pictures with selfie sticks.

Denver Water manager of recreation Brandon Ransom tells KMGH-TV some visitors to the recreation area had been getting as close as 10 feet of wild bears to try to get a shot of the animals.

Denver Water and state wildlife officials closed the canyon Aug. 28. The recreation area offers hiking, fishing, and horseback riding.

Wildlife officials say two sows with twin cubs each have been foraging in the canyon along with other bears. The canyon is located in Littleton.