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Colorado Wildfire Information & Resources

 

The Colorado Tourism Office appreciates the hard work of the firefighters and first responders working to contain this season's wildfires and keep our communities safe. Our hearts go out to those directly impacted by this season's wildfires. Donations to Colorado's relief effort can be made at www.ColoradoResponds.org. 

Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions, the USDA Forest Service's Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests is announcing a temporary closure of all National Forest land in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder and Larimer counties, effective at midnight Oct. 21, 2020. 

With Colorado in various stages of drought, it is more important than ever to be careful with fire. Please check local restrictions to see how communities are dealing with fires.

The wildfires are creating direct and indirect issues on public lands and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is providing flexibility to hunters who are directly impacted by the fires. Hunters holding licenses in game management unites impacted by fires may be able to request a refund and reinstatement of preference points used to draw the license. Please click here to learn more. 

Wildfires and weather can impact highway travelers. Please visit cotrip.org for up-to-date travel alerts across Colorado.

For the latest air quality updates and advisories, click here

 

Cameron Peak Fire

The Cameron Peak Fire is located 25 miles east of Walden and 15 miles southwest of Red Feather Lakes near Cameron Pass. It is about 205,004 acres and is 51 percent contained. The cause of the fire is under investigation.  

Closures

US 34 is closed west of Loveland through Big Thompson Canyon to Estes Park for emergency operations. No estimated time to reopen. 
Colorado Highway 14 is closed in both directions from Walden to Stove Prairie Landing. The alternate route is US 287/I-80 in Wyoming/Wyoming Hwy 230/CO Hwy 127 & 125. 

Visit cotrip.org for the most up-to-date route information including alternate routes. 

Campgrounds at State Forest State Park are closed.

Trails, roads and campgrounds in the Canyon Lakes Ranger District of Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests are closed. Click here for a full list of closures.

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) has implemented a variety of closures on trails, cross country zones and wilderness campsites in the northern part of RMNP. Trail Ridge Road has reopened. Old Fall River Road is closed. Click here for more information about closures in Rocky Mountain National Park.   

Evacuations
Larimer County has announced both mandatory and voluntary evacuation notices. Please click here for details.  

Click here to view the map of evacuation impacts. The evacuation site is Cache La Poudre Middle School.

Updates
For the most up-to-date information on the Cameron Peak Fire, please visit:
-Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6964/
-Twitter: https://twitter.com/LarimerSheriff
-Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CameronPeakFire
-Evacuations: https://nocoalert.org/

The communities of Estes Park, Fort Collins and Loveland are open for business. To support local relief efforts, please call 2-1-1 or visit ColoradoResponds.org.


Calwood Fire

The Calwood Fire is burning in Boulder County and is two miles northwest of Jamestown. It is 9,106 acres and is 17 percent contained. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Air quality in the area is poor and outdoor recreation is not recommended at this time.

Closures
Please click here to view a map of road closures. 

Evacuations
Boulder County has announced both mandatory and voluntary evacuation notices. Please click here for details.  

The evacuation center is at the North Boulder Complex on Broadway and Iris. 

Updates
For the most up-to-date information on the CalWood Fire, please visit:
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7245/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoulderOEM
Facebook: facebook.com/BoulderOEM/

To support local relief efforts, please visit www.boulderoem.com or ColoradoResponds.org.

Ice Fire

The Ice Fire is located west of Silverton near the Ice Lakes Trailhead. It is burning on National Forest System land and is 320 acres. 

Travelers on Hwy 550 should exercise extreme caution and not stop to view the firefighting operations. Alternative travel plans are recommended at this time. Please visit Cotrip.org for the latest information including alternative routes. 

Closures
South Mineral Recreation Area is currently closed to the public. 

Updates
For the most up-to-date information on the Ice Fire, please visit:
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7251

Williams Fork Fire

The Williams Fork Fire is burning in the Arapaho National Forest in Grand County and is 14,645 acres in size. The fire is human-caused and is 26 percent contained. The fire is seven miles northeast of Fraser and Winter Park. 

Closures
-Several local county roads are closed. Click here for more information.
-Areas within Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests are closed. Click here for details. 

Updates
For the most up-to-date information on the Williams Fork Fire, please visit: 
-Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6971/
-Twitter: https://twitter.com/usfsarp
-Evacuation alerts: http://www.gcemergency.com

 

East Troublesome Fire 

The East Troublesome Fire is located in Arapaho National Forest in Grand County. The fire is 13,364 acres and is 10 percent contained. Smoke is visible from the communities of Hot Sulphur Springs, Parshall and Kremmling.

Evacuations
Evacuation orders have been announced in Grand County. Please click here for details. 

Closures
Arapaho National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management have announced trail and road closures. Click here for more information. 
Hwy 125 is closed near Granby north of US 40 (Willow Creek Pass) for emergency operations. No estimated time to reopen. 

Visit cotrip.org for the most up-to-date route information including alternate routes. 

Updates
For the most up-to-date information on the East Troublesome Fire, please visit:
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7242/ 
Evacuation notices: https://www.co.grand.co.us/1354/East-Troublesome-Fire
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrandCountySheriff/

Grizzly Creek Fire

The Colorado Tourism Office is working with industry partners in Glenwood Springs as well as the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to monitor the Grizzly Creek Fire. The fire is about five miles east of Glenwood Springs and is about 32,464 acres in size with 91 percent containment. The fire has not grown in about two weeks but continues to be monitored. 

Most area businesses and attractions are open and air-quality is normal. Eastbound and Westbound I-70 is now open in Glenwood Canyon. Rest areas in Glenwood Canyon remain closed. In the event of a flash flood, State Patrol vehicles will escort vehicles out of the canyon. Cottonwood Pass is now open for local passenger traffic.

Please visit cotrip.org for the most up-to-date information regarding road closures. 

Trails and campgrounds near Glenwood Canyon are closed:
- Coffee Pot Rd
- Glenwood Canyon Resort is currently closed (located in No Name). 
- Glenwood Canyon bike path is closed for the remainder of 2020.
- Colorado River recreation activities in Glenwood Canyon are suspended.
- BLM and White River National Forest lands are closed. Click here for a closure map.  

The Hanging Lake trail is closed. Virtually none of the trail infrastructure was damaged, including all seven bridges, signage, the historic Civilian Conservation Corps shelter and the boardwalk along the south edge of the lake. 

Updates
For the most up-to-date information on the Grizzly Creek Fire, please visit:
- Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6942
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrizzlyCreekFireCO
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/fire_grizzly

The town of Glenwood Springs is open for business and all hot springs attractions are open.  Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and Bair Ranch are open.

 

Middle Fork Fire

The Middle Fork Fire is burning approximately 10 miles north of Steamboat Springs. It is in Routt National Forest and is 19,938 acres and is one percent contained. Smoke is visible from the town of Steamboat Springs. 

Routt National Forest has listed a restricted area within the Hahn's Peak/Bears Ears and Parks Ranger Districts. Click here for more information. 

For the most up-to-date information on the Middle Fork Fire, please visit:
-Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7153/

 

Pine Gulch Fire

The Pine Gulch Fire is burning 18 miles north of Grand Junction on Bureau of Land Management land. The fire is contained and no longer being monitored by statewide emergency management teams. 

Page updated 10/20/20