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Nesting Golden Eagles prompt one-mile closure of East/West Regional Trail

A one-mile section of the East/West Regional Trail in Douglas County and sections of the HRCA’s Wildcat Mountain Trail are closed until further notice.

Golden Eagles in nest

It may seem far away, but spring is almost here and there’s new life in Douglas County… and new life is exactly what caused a section of the Douglas County East/West Regional Trail on the Highlands Ranch Community Association’s (HRCA) Backcountry Wilderness Area property to close on Feb. 19.

In compliance with federal and state law, the return of nesting Golden Eagles will keep the trail section closed until further notice. View a map of the closure, below.

The Highlands Ranch Community Association and Douglas County thank you for respectfully allowing this protected species the opportunity and space to nurture new life.

The protection of the Golden Eagle nest and nesting area is a partnership between the HRCA’s Backcountry Wilderness Area and Douglas County.

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Nesting Eagles map of trail closure by their nest