Closure Area Reduced & Fire Restrictions Lifted on San Juan National Forest
Colorado trail is now open! The closure area for the Burro Fire and the 416 Fire is reduced and more terrain is open.
FROM USFS, JULY 12, 2018:
The San Juan National Forest is lifting all fire restrictions on Forest Service Land, effective Thursday, July 12 at midnight. Recent thunderstorms have brought much needed moisture to the area. More rain is expected over the next few weeks. The thunderstorms have produced more rain in some areas than others. The current average fire danger is low. The Dolores Ranger District has received the most rainfall, while the Pagosa Ranger District has received the least. The Weminuche wilderness and adjacent high elevations have received substantially more rainfall. The lower elevations and the BLM Tres Rios office has received less. The BLM land around Silverton will also be lifting all fire restrictions, but the lower elevation BLM land around Dolores and Durango will stay at Stage 1 (campfires are only allowed in established campgrounds).
Read more: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD587046