Avalanche removal ahead of schedule for access to Maroon Bells Scenic Area
PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. -- The Maroon Bells Scenic Area could be accessible four weeks ahead of schedule because of progress in clearing avalanche debris, the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday. Pitkin County Road and Bridge has been working to clear the debris that is blocking Maroon Creek Road. Originally, the opening was through to be delayed from May 15 to June 15, but work done in the past two weeks has pushed the new tentative target for opening to May 24, in time for Memorial Day weekend.