Dear Editor: I read with concern your article in the Aug. 24 edition of the Plaindealer about an illegal gate installed on County Road 14 by a Ouray city councilor and disguised to appear to be an official U.S. Forest Service gate. This would have denied public access on a Ouray County road to public Forest Service lands and the very popular Horsethief trailhead leading to the Bridge of Heaven and beyond. This trail is heavily used by hikers, hunters, and equestrians.
August 30, 2023
Diligence required to preserve public access