OSMP is enacting a closure to protect cliff nesting raptors at Der Freischutz on Dinosaur Moutain —please see attached map.
On Wednesday April 26, OSMP staff and volunteers observed that the prairie falcon pair that typically occupies Bear Creek Spire had re-located to the Der Freischutz formation.
The pair’s timing is in the ball park that if they succeed and fledge young, the formation will open with other closures on or about July 31st.
As a result of the move, OSMP is lifting the closure for Bear Creek Spire.
Those approaching Overhang Rock from the Mallory Cave trail will need to approach from the junction with Dinosaur Rock and head west by Bear Creek Spire going forward, or until the Bear Canyon trail projected is completed and the normal access is re-opened.