ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – Park officials in Colorado have announced that bus service to a scenic area in White River National Forest will likely not be operational this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Aspen Times reported that park supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams made the announcement Thursday, citing plans to find alternative scenarios for people to enjoy the Maroon Bells Scenic Area.

The Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake, fall of 2016. (credit: Dave Wille)

The U.S. Forest Service and its partners have started to look into a reservation system that would allow a limited number of private vehicles to drive up the popular destination, based on the number of available parking spots. More details are expected in the coming weeks.

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