Permits are “part of a big effort to grapple with the stewardship challenges” at one the state’s hottest outdoor spots.
If approved, the Forest Service plan based on years of data and an extensive review process, could take effect as soon as summer 2018.
The Forest Service is exploring ways to welcome visitors to the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, while at the same time preventing damage to popular areas.
- Services have increased at the Maroon Bells in response to this summer's record crowds.Read more
The Forest Service is considering tightening access to Conundrum. Should other Colorado hot springs consider one too?
- District Ranger Karen Schroyer says the popular Conundrum Hot Springs is the "biggest problem" and changes could be made there as soon as summer 2017.Read more