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Cliff-Nesting Raptor Closures Feb. 1 - July 31 - Extended

Photo of Peregrine Falcon

Thanks to OSMP visitors and volunteers for supporting these closures and the cliff-nesting raptor program!

View the April 2015 Raptor Sites Update pdf.
 

The following area remains closed (past July 31) because OSMP monitoring indicates that peregrine falcon nestlings still remain in their nest on the Mickey Mouse Wall. Staff will continue to monitor the site and will lift the closure when monitoring indicates that the young birds have fledged and dispersed. OSMP staff estimates that the Mickey Mouse Wall may remain closed until mid-August.

  • 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 areas (listed north to south) were reopened to visitors on May 15 as monitoring indicated raptors were not nesting at these sites.*

  • The Box/Backporch
  • The Wings
  • Shadow Canyon (not including the Matron)

The following areas (listed north to south) were reopened to visitors on June 19.*

  • Mount Sanitas Summit
  • Skunk Canyon
  • Bear Creek Spire
  • The Sphinx

The following areas (listed north to south) were reopened to visitors on July 10.*

  • Lefthand Canyon Palisades
  • Flagstaff Mountain
  • Fern Canyon

The following areas (listed north to south) were reopened to visitors on July 31.*

  • Third Flatiron
  • The Matron

*Some boundary signs that show closures in place are left up year-round.

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