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Photo courtesy of the Cameron Peak Fire Facebook page.
As the Cameron Peak Fire continues to rage through Colorado, consuming over 15,000 acres, the Rocky Mountain National Park is exercising extreme caution making the decision to close portions of its park.
From the Rocky Mountain National Park website:
In an abundance of caution, due to forecasted winds and extreme fire conditions, Rocky Mountain National Park is implementing temporary closures in the more remote northwest area of the park due to the Cameron Peak Fire. The fire is approximately 4 miles from the park’s northwest boundary. This closure includes wilderness campsites, cross country zones and trail systems in the northwest section of the park. There are currently no road closures within Rocky Mountain National Park.
Included in this closure is:
- Mummy Pass Trail
- Commanche Peak Trail
- Mirror Lake Trail
- Poudre River Trail
- Crater Trail
- Colorado River Trail
- Red Mountain Trail
- Grand Ditch Access
- Skeleton Gulch Trail
- Thunder Pass Trail
- Little Yellowstone Trail
- Holzwarth Historic Site access beyond the historic site
Closed cross country travel zones include:
- Cascade Creek
- Cache La Poudre
- South Cache La Poudre
- Hague Creek
- Mosquito Creek
Twenty wilderness campsites are also included in this closure area.
The park is currently in its busy tourist season, and no end date has been set for the reopening of the above closures. For more information on Rocky Mountain National Park visit https://www.nps.gov/romo/index.htm
For more information on the Cameron Peak Fire, visit their Facebook page.