BOULDER, Colo. – The U.S. Forest Service has reopened the Blob Rock and Bitty Buttress climbing areas in Boulder Canyon which have been closed since Feb. 1 to protect golden eagles during their nesting season.These two areas, approximately 1.5 miles east of Boulder Falls, are located along State Highway 119. Forest Service officials plan to reinstate these closures annually to allow the birds to choose nest sites in the future without being disturbed.
It is against federal and state law to disturb any nesting bird of prey. Visitors can help protect wildlife by respecting all closures and leaving immediately when accidentally entering one.
For the most current closure information visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/arp/recreation and look for signs in the areas. It is always a good idea to verify information before visiting your local National Forest System lands by calling the Boulder Ranger District office at 303-541-2500.