Open Space and Trail Information
Current Trail Conditions and Notices
The Eagle area received 2-3 inches of snow on November 8-9. There have also been cold temperatures and the snow/mud is remaining on north facing aspects at all elevations. Mud is likely on other aspects and at higher elevations. If you find that the trail is muddy, please turn around!
Fall can be a tricky time in Eagle for trails. Some days will be beautiful and dry while others may be snowy and muddy. This page will not be updated during every snow/rain event this fall. If you find mud or you're leaving tracks on trails, please turn around to help protect the trails and natural resources in Eagle.
Remember that seasonal wildlife closures in Eagle start on December 1. Scroll down for additional information.
Trail Maps, Open Space Rules, and Information
Trail maps in the Eagle area can be found here. A map of seasonal trail closures in the Eagle Area can be found on this page below.
Open Space and Trail Rules
- Observe all seasonal wildlife closures
- No littering, Pack it in—Pack it out!
- Respect the land and tread lightly
- Obey all posted rules and regulations
- Stay on the trail! Use open designated trails only—no off trail riding
- A muddy trail is a closed trail. If you are leaving tracks, turn back
- Pets are required to be on leash within the Town Boundary except for the Eagle Dog Park
- Clean up after your pet
- Never scare or harass wildlife - Slow down and give them extra room
- Practice trail courtesy and yield to other trail users
- Plan ahead and be prepared—know the area, your equipment and your ability
Eagle Area Seasonal Wildlife Closure Information
Town of Eagle Open Space and Trail Closure Dates: DECEMBER 1 - APRIL 15
As of December 2022, seasonal closure dates for Town of Eagle Open Space and Trails are . During the closure period, trails and open space properties are closed to all human activity. Closure violations are subject to a maximum fine of $2,650.
In the winter, deer and elk are stressed while trying to walk through deep snow searching for limited food in cold temperatures. Their energy reserves are low and stress can negatively impact winter survival rates and birth rates. Minimizing disturbance to elk and deer during the winter months is critical to sustain viable population numbers. Please help our local wildlife by respecting seasonal trail closures and giving elk/deer space when you see them on open trails or around town.
Trails that are Closed to all human use from December 1 – April 15
- Horton Street Trailhead (School House Rock trail)
- Silver Spur Trailhead (includes: Abrams Ridge, Abrams Gulch, Abrams Creek, and Kill Bill)
- Hernage Gulch
- LOV Connection Trail
- Arroyo Trailhead (includes: Third Gulch, Bailey’s, Second Gulch, Mayer Gulch, Turniphead, and Wall)
- Third Loop of Haymaker (including Extra Credit)
- Adam's Way
- Most open space properties in the Eagle Ranch PUD
Trails that are Closed to motorized and mechanized use (including bikes) December 1 – April 15
Most lands and trails managed by the Bureau of Land Management in the Eagle area are closed to motorized and mechanized use (bikes) from December 1 - April 15. More information can be found on the Bureau of Land Management website. Some, but not all trails subject to this winter closure in the Eagle area include:
- Pool & Ice Descent
- Dirt Surfer
- Will's Thrill
- Belly Up
- Road Gulch
Trails that are OPEN to non-motorized recreation year-round:
- Redneck Ridge
- Bellyache Road
- Lower section of the Pool and Ice trail (before the seasonal closure gate)
- Haymaker Trail (loops 1 and 2 only - do not go past the seasonal closure gate)
- Town of Eagle and Eagle Ranch paved recreation paths (including the Crusher Fines Trail)
- Eagle Ranch golf course – Please observe signage posted by the HOA and golf course personnel
Dubbed the Spud Cellar property in recognition of the structure that was once located in this area, this parcel was part of the expanse of working ranches that stretched from the Town south through the Brush Creek Valley. Today, the property provides a safe heaven for wildlife between the Town and nearby residential areas. As the Town strives to balance recreation and protection of wildlife habitat, we ask that the public avoid this parcel to protect important wildlife habitat. To learn more about the property and efforts to protect this important community resource, please visit the Eagle Valley Land Trust website.
Assistance or Help
- Emergency - Call 911
- Report a Violation - Eagle Police 970-328-6351, (after hours call dispatch 970-479-2204)
- BLM - 970-947-2800
- Open Space and Trails Information - Town of Eagle, 970-404-9710
Open Space Management Objectives
- Conserve Natural Characteristics
- Protect Critical Wildlife Habitat
- Maintain Scenic Qualities
- Provide Appropriate Recreational Opportunities