Officials at the US Forest Service announced they would begin reopening some developed recreation sites in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Medicine-Bow Routt National Forests after May 31.
The USFS order rescinds the developed recreation site closure and fire restrictions on May 20, but gives local managers control over reopening and restrictions.
Recreation sites, including campgrounds, developed trailheads and picnic sites, on national forest property in the Rocky Mountain Region closed in April after Gov. Jared Polis’ stay at home executive order.
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