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Trail Canyon

Unit Information

Ute Mountain Ute Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Incident Contact

Peter Ortego
Phone: 970-560-0138
Hours: 8a - 5p M-F

Highlighted Activity

06/23/2021 Trail Canyon Fire Largely Contained
Final Release Unless Further ActivityDolores, CO, June 22, 2021 — There has been no new growth on the Trail Canyon Fire over the past two days and the fire is now 90% contained. Since fire lines...
News - 06/23/2021
A map showing the fire perimeter as of June 20, 2021. Black line represents fire containment.Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Trail Canyon Fire burned across 881 acres on Ute Mountain Ute Tribal lands in Montezuma County, CO. As of June 23 at 06:00 it was 90% contained and firefighters were working to secure the final portion of the perimeter. No additional updates will be made to this page unless there is new fire activity.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday June 18th, 2021 approx. 05:18 PM
Location10 miles NW of Red Mesa, CO
Incident CommanderDean Perkins, ICT4
Coordinates37.183 latitude, -108.341 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel50
Size881 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

Brush (2 feet)

Narrative: Drought-stressed pinyon-juniper and sagebrush. Sagebrush has not been carrying fire with little to no grass-loading present.

Significant Events


Isolated Torching




Planned Actions

Hold and improve existing control features.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A shift from the dry and windy conditions will occur Wednesday as a surge of monsoonal moisture works north across Arizona and into the Four Corners region. This will bring isolated to scattered thunderstorms to southwest Colorado by late Wednesday afternoon with initial storms producing little to no rain but gusty outflow winds.