Rifle area snow not yet stable

RIFLE I Recent and heavy snowfall has prompted visitors to get out and enjoy winter on the Rifle Ranger District, especially the areas open for snowmobiling. However, current conditions are extremely unstable.

It is avalanche season in Rockies; skiers, snowmobilers are cautioned

RBC I The avalanche season is underway across much of the U.S. with a series of sizable storms bringing heavy snowfall and strong winds to the western mountains, U.S. Forest Service officials said Monday. The snow has been falling on a weak, existing snowpack, creating dangerous conditions. High avalanche danger and avalanche warnings exist for […]

First Annual “I Ride with James” Poker Run


Snowmobilers gathered at the Lost Creek trailhead last Sunday for the first annual “I Ride With James” benefit poker run.

Dangerous avalanche conditions in the high country

RBC I Recent avalanche fatalities and current snowpack conditions in the high country have prompted the U.S. Forest Service to send a strong warning to those traveling in the backcountry to use extreme caution.