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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. 

Know Before You Go. Please click here for more information and visit cotrip.org for up-to-date travel alerts across Colorado. 

Unnecessary travel in Grand County is not recommended at this time. Travelers are encouraged to find alternative destinations. The west side of Rocky Mountain National Park is closed to visitors due to fire activity. Click here for more information. Parts of Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Grand, Boulder and Larimer counties are closed around areas that experienced wildfire.

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.

For the latest air quality updates and advisories, click here

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.  

Recovery and Relief Resources

Center for Disaster Philanthropy 
A financial donation to the Colorado Wildfires Recovery Fund will support communities across the state as they work to prepare, rebuild and recover from the fires. Please click here to donate. 

Colorado Responds
Colorado Responds is the leading resource for individuals giving and agencies seeking help in the face of disaster. Find ways to donate, volunteer and more during times of crisis in various destinations and across the state of Colorado. Click here to learn more about how you can support relief efforts.

Grand Foundation
The Grand Foundation established the Grand County Wildfire Emergency Fund to support the needs of Grand County residents who have been evacuated, displaced or have lost their homes during the Grand County wildfires. 100 percent of donations will be distributed locally to those in need. Devil's Thumb Ranch is matching donations up to $150,000. Click here to learn more about the matching initiative and make a donation. 

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 208,913 acres and is 92 percent contained. The cause of the fire is under investigation.  

Closures
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. 

Please visit cotrip.org for the latest road closure information. 

Lory State Park is closed until further notice due to a mandatory evacuation order issued for the Cameron Peak fire. Campgrounds at State Forest State Park are closed.

The west side of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is closed. Click here for more information about closures in Rocky Mountain National Park. Areas that have reopened to visitors include roads, parking areas and trails in Wild Basin, Longs Peak, Lily Lake, Twin Sisters, Lumpy Ridge and US 34 through the Fall River Entrance to Many Parks Curve as well as the Endovalley Road. Old Fall River Road is open to bicycles, leashed pets and walkers.    

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 northern Colorado communities of Estes Park, Fort Collins and Loveland are open for business. 

East Troublesome Fire 

The East Troublesome Fire is located in Arapaho National Forest in Grand County. The fire is 193,812 acres and is 60 percent contained. 

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

Closures
US 34 Trail Ridge Road is closed throughout Rocky Mountain National Park and RMNP is closed. 
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/EastTroublesomeFire

 

Williams Fork Fire

The Williams Fork Fire is burning in the Arapaho National Forest in Grand County and is 14,833 acres in size. The fire is human-caused and is 98 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

  

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 32,631 acres in size with 91 percent containment. 

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.

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

Trails and campgrounds near Glenwood Canyon are closed. Please click here for a closure map.  
The Hanging Lake trail and Glenwood Canyon Bike Path will remain closed through the end of the year.  

Updates
For the most up-to-date information on the Grizzly Creek Fire, please visit:
- Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6942

The town of Glenwood Springs is open for business and all hot springs attractions are open. Click here to learn more. 

 

Page updated 11/10/20