Cliff Nesting Raptor Closures Update May 14, 2020

Update May 14, 2020:

Closure has been lifted for Bear Creek Spire and Der Freischutz, including Frankenstein’s Castle, The Bubble, Der Freischutz, Southern Dinosaur Egg, Northern Dinosaur Egg, north of Bear Canyon Trail (the designated Bear Canyon hiking trail remains open).


Update April 30, 2020: Closures have been expanded to include The Thing and The Morning After adjacent to the Third Flatiron.  The Apostle and Damascus crags are also closed. These formations are adjacent to Devil’s Advocate, which remains open.

The following areas are closed from February 1 to July 31:

Flagstaff Mountain, the north side of Flagstaff Mountain. The Boy Scout Trail remains open.
May’s Point cliff, May’s Point Trail will remain open.
Third Flatiron, including Queen Anne’s Head, W.C Fields Pinnacle, 1911 Gully and the Ghetto, the East Bench & West Bench, the East Ramp; West Ironing Boards, The Fin, Green Thumb,  Jaws and now also The Thing and The Morning After.

Dreadnaught, the North Ridge and the entirety of Sacred Cliffs.
The Back Porch and The Box.
Fern Canyon, north of the Fern Canyon Trail, including the Nebel Horn Ridge, East Ridge, the Goose and the Goose Eggs (the designated Fern Canyon hiking trail remains open).
The Sphinx, The Wings, Damascus and The Apostle.
Shadow Canyon and the Matron: The Maiden remains open and accessible from the east; Shadow Canyon Trail remains open.

The entire Mickey Mouse wall, including South Tower, North Tower, Central Tower, Ship’s Prow, Wall of Shiva’s Dance, The Gargoyle, the East Face and Cryptic Crags.

Industrial Wall is included in the closures.

Please respect the closures.  New updates will be posted in mid May depending on nesting updates.

More information can be found on the OSMP website:



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