As several different wildfires continue to grow in Colorado many areas are being shut down and closed off. If you plan to try to head out into the Colorado mountains please be sure to check the information directly before you leave. Huge area’s of our forests have already been burned. There are massive areas of mandatory and voluntary evacuations.
If there is anyway to postpone or even cancel your trip it might be worth the consideration. Emergency services are spread very thin and the fewer people that have to work with in these areas the better.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has recognized that this is going to interrupt many hunters plans. They have modified their refund policy and are allowing many hunters to get their fees back. Please see details here:
Colorado State Parks and Wildlife Closures: https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/RoadClosures.aspx
USDA Forest Service Closures: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/alerts-notices/?cid=fseprd533597
Here are some links to some of the specific wildfires burning in Colorado as of the writing of this post.
- East Troublesome Fire (Wildfire)
- Cameron Peak Fire (Wildfire)
- Thorpe Fire
- Williams Fork Fire (Wildfire)
- Middle Fork Fire (Wildfire)
- Lefthand Canyon Fire (Wildfire)
- Calwood Fire (Wildfire)
- Grizzly Creek Fire (Wildfire)
- Deep Creek Fire (Wildfire)
- Pine Gulch Fire
- Mullen Fire (Started in Wyoming but is burning south into Colorado.)
Please be careful and stay safe. Information on these fires is changing daily.