The U.S. Forest Service's Pikes Peak Ranger District will be closing a portion of Mt. Herman Road (Forest Service Road 320) from May 17-28 for road maintenance and repairs. The closure will extend from Red Rocks Drive for about 5 miles to the intersection of Forest Service Road 320A, for all uses, motorized and non-motorized. This includes the popular Mt. Herman Trail (trail 716), and also the Monument Trail (trail 715) from the trailhead near the end of Schilling Road to about a mile north of where it crosses Mt. Herman Road, west of the Mt. Herman Trailhead. The closures include 100 feet to either side of Mt. Herman Road and trail 715.

This Saturday is "Colorado Public Lands Day." Enacted by the Colorado legislature and signed into law in 2016 by former Gov. John Hickenlooper, every third Saturday in May is set aside to celebrate all public lands in Colorado. Numerous events are held around the state to mark the occasion. To find out more, visit:

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding recreational users (hikers, cyclists, bird watchers, etc.) of State Wildlife Areas and State Trust Lands that either a hunting or fishing license, or a State Wildlife Area Pass, is required for each user while on those properties. Get a license or pass online, or at any CPW office. 

Be Good. Do Good Things. 

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