Springtime is one of the most critical times for wildlife in the Gunnison basin. There are several road, trail and area closures that go into effect March 15th, including a new area closure in the Signal Peak Area. There are closures for the Gunnison Sage grouse (typically any closure from March 15 – May 15), closures to protect wintering elk and mule deer (Jan. 1 – April 30th in Signal Peak), and mud closures on roads and trails throughout the County to protect both Sage grouse and prevent road damage during the wet spring conditions. Needless to say, things can get a bit confusing ou