Frequently Asked Questions about Blanco Ranger District
What about campfire bans?
Fire bans are commonplace in the summer. Please be sure to check conditions and area restrictions prior to planning for campfires.
Can you make reservations at Trappers Lake campgrounds?
No. All of the Trappers Lake campgrounds are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Have you had problems with bears?
We have not had many reports of aggressive bears in the Blanco Ranger District which includes the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. There have been problems with bears, however, in other districts within The White River National Forest and there are bears in this area, so take all necessary precautions to avoid any bear encounters.
Are there any area closures due to fire?
No. All trails in the vicinity of the Big Fish fire (July-Sept. 2002) are currently open. Remember to be careful and aware of the possibility of falling snags in the burned area.
Frequently Asked Questions about Hunting in Blanco Ranger District
Are outfitter/guides operating in the area.
Yes. There are a number of licensed outfitters in the area. Make absolutley certain that your guide is permitted and legal if he/she is not on this list.
Is there a list of this years hunting season dates available?
Yes, you may visit the Division of Wildilife website at: http://wildlife.state.co.us/hunt/ for current hunting season dates and license costs.
Where are the elk?
One of the largest Elk herds in North America resides in this area. Mule Deer are also plentiful. For information on chronic wasting disease, please visit the following site: http://wildlife.state.co.us/CWD/index.asp