Public access protected at two sites along upper Colorado River
Eagle County Open Space and The Conservation Fund announced the transfer of two popular recreational sites adjacent to the Upper Colorado River to Bureau of Land Management (BLM), ensuring the continued availability of safe public access for boating, fishing and other forms of recreation. The 17-acre Two Bridges property and 10-acre State Bridge property were acquired by Eagle County in 2011 in order to improve public access to the river. Both sites are within 40 minutes from Interstate-70, north of the Wolcott exit.
Funding from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) enabled the permanent protection of these well-known sites located within the BLM’s Upper Colorado River Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA). The State Bridge and Two Bridges properties are heavily used for boating and recreation and will remain available to the public under BLM ownership. The Two Bridges property provides a much needed put-in and take-out site on the 10-mile stretch between State Bridge and the Catamount Bridge Recreation Site.
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