Cliff-Nesting Raptor Closures Feb. 1 - July 31
Thanks to OSMP visitors and volunteers for supporting these closures and the cliff-nesting raptor program!
Please check the Current Wildlife Closures Map for the most up-to-date closure information.
The following areas (listed north to south) are closed from Feb. 1 - July 31 to protect cliff nesting raptors:
- Flagstaff Mountain, the north side of Flagstaff Mountain. The Boy Scout Trail remains open.
- Third Flatiron, including Queen Anne’s Head, W.C Fields Pinnacle, 1911 Gully and the Ghetto, the East Bench & West Bench, the East & West Ironing Boards, The Fin, Green Thumb and Jaws.
- The Thing.
- Skunk Canyon, including Ridges 2, 3 and 4, the Aechean Pronouncement, the Dreadnaught, the North Ridge and the entirety of Sacred Cliffs.
- Fern Canyon, north of the Fern Canyon Trail, including the Nebel Horn Ridge, East Ridge, the Goose and the Goose Eggs (the designated Fern Canyon hiking trail remains open).
- The Apostle.
- Shadow Canyon and the Matron: The Maiden remains open and accessible from the east; Shadow Canyon Trail remains open.
- The entire Mickey Mouse wall, including South Tower, North Tower, Central Tower, Ship's Prow, Wall of Shiva's Dance, The Gargoyle, the East Face and Cryptic Crags.
The following closures have been lifted early:
- Lifted 6/17/20: The Back Porch and The Box.
- Lifted 5/14/20: Lefthand Canyon Palisades, at the intersection of Lefthand Canyon Drive and Olde Stage Road (Buckingham Picnic area remains open).
- Lifted 5/14/20: Bear Creek Spire and Der Freischutz, including Frankenstein's Castle, The Bubble, Der Freischutz, Southern Dinosaur Egg, Northern Dinosaur Egg, north of Bear Canyon Trail (the designated Bear Canyon hiking trail remains open).
- Lifted 5/14/20: Mount Sanitas Summit, south of the Mt. Sanitas East Ridge Trail, east of Mt. Sanitas Trail (both trails remain open).
- Lifted 4/29/20: The Sphinx and The Wings
- Lifted 3/15/20: May’s Point cliff, May’s Point Trail will remain open.