Backcountry Access Point on Palmyra Peak Now Open

Mar 21st @ 3:56 pm in News by Scott Staley

NORWOOD  -  The U.S. Forest Service has opened a backcountry access point high on Palmyra Peak, offering skiers entrance to the rocky terrain off the backside of the 13,000-foot mountain — including the Bear Creek basin.  The Daily Planet says this move comes at the end of a ski season that started with a whole different kind of backcountry announcement where skiers were blocked from using the access gates on Gold Hill and had been using them  for years to enter Upper Bear Creek.   The Norwood District Ranger said the Forest Service decided to establish the Palmyra access point in an effort to restore public access to National Forest System lands adjacent to the Telluride Ski Area.
Source: Daily Planet