GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A popular trail in Jefferson County’s open space has been closed due to rattlesnake activity.
The Cottonwood Canyon Trail on North Table Mountain has been closed until further notice.READ MORE: 3D-Printed Lamborghini Built By Colorado Family Is On Display At The Denver Auto Show
Snakes there are grouping up to prepare for hibernation. Twenty snakes were found on one stretch of trail, and in one spot seven different snakes were found together.READ MORE: Naming Board Approves Changing Name Of Squaw Mountain In Colorado's Foothills To Mestaa'ėhehe Mountain
“A lot of folks are surprised that snakes are still active after that first snow that we had back at the beginning of October, but of course we are still seeing plenty of them out during the day basking as they get close to their winter dens,” said Jefferson County Open Space employee Andrew BuBois
Jefferson County authorities want to make sure visitors North Table Mountain Park steer clear of the trail.MORE NEWS: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Unveils $80 Million Renovation
This comes just a few weeks after a man died from rattlesnake bite in Jefferson County. Daniel Hohs, 31, had been hiking on the Mount Galbraith Trail when he was bitten on the ankle.