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Mount Washburn Trails, Parking Lots To Close Thursday AM

Plan accordingly: Popular Mount Washburn trails and trailhead parking lots from Dunraven Pass and Chittenden Road will close Thursday, July 12, at 12 a.m.

These closures are necessary for public safety during important projects:

  • Construction will occur at the historic Mount Washburn Fire Lookout (above) to improve park telecommunications services in developed areas. Contractors will build a three-sided antenna mounting structure and repair rock walls and surfaces around the lookout, reduce the number of antennas attached to its exterior, and complete concrete preservation work in and outside of the structure.
  • Windows in the lookout (shown above), damaged in a storm this winter, will be replaced.
  • The park’s trail crew will rebuild rock walls along the Dunraven Pass switchbacks using heavy equipment and rehabilitate other portions of the trail. Explosive work may occur.

Photo courtesy National Park Service.

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