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Iron County snowmobile trails close for season

In the aftermath of warm weather and temperatures above 50 degrees this past weekend, the Iron County Snowmobile and ATV/UTV Trails were closed for the winter season at 8 a.m. on Monday.

The Iron County Forestry and Parks Department can legally keep the trails open until March 31, but they closed the trails 10 days early this year because of the warm weather and rain, Office Manager and Trail Coordinator Tara Krall said to the Daily Globe on Monday.

When the rest of the snow melts and the ice gives way, the year-round trails will be re-opened sometime in mid-May depending on the weather condit...