Forest Service Preps Environmental Assessment to Review Projects on Monarch Mountain

The U.S. Forest Service is preparing an environmental assessment to review the proposed No Name Basin Projects at Monarch Mountain.  

The projects are located immediately adjacent to Monarch’s existing special use permit area. 

The proposal includes the expansion of Monarch’s special use permit area from 769 acres to 1,146, construction of a new 2,700 feet long fixed grip chairlift, construction of an 8,600 feet long access road, construction of a warming hut and restroom at the bottom of the proposed chairlift, and realignment of 700 feet of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. 

To inform the public of the project and answer questions, an open house will be held October 4th at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds. 

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Don Dressler, c/o Perry Edwards
Forest Service, Salida Ranger District
5575 Cleora Rd 
Salida, CO 81201

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