Several Castlewood Canyon State Park trails, climbing routes closed for wildlife

Several trails and climbing routes at Castle Wood Canyon State Park remain closed to protect nesting raptors and other wildlife at the park, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said Wednesday.

Park rangers at the park are reminding visitors to please stick to designated trails and obey trail closures to help make sure there’s a successful nesting season.

Several raptors may be observed at the park, including golden eagles, Swainson’s hawk, Cooper’s hawk, red-tailed hawk and prairie falcon, officials said.

They also remind the public that Golden eagles are protected by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service under authority of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Disturbing a golden eagle nest can carry a fine of up to $5,000 and one year in prison, they said.

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