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Muddy Slide Fire

Unit Information

Routt National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
925 Weiss Dr
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

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Fire Information
Phone: 406-233-9753
Hours: Daily 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Muddy Slide Fire Update 
Sunday, July 25 2021

The Muddy Slide Fire remains 4,093 acres and 70% contained. There are 60 personnel assigned to the incident. Crews will continue patrolling looking for any remaining pockets of heat. The fire continues to smolder within its existing footprint with limited potential for spread. Drift smoke from other fires north and west of Colorado kept skies hazy across the region. High pressure will strengthen over the area today, resulting in mostly sunny skies with little cloud cover. Temperatures will trend warmer today - into the low 80s - and relative humidity will lower to the high teens. Winds will be light and variable in the morning, increasing to 7-10 mph in the afternoon.

The Muddy Slide Fire started on June 20, 2021. Rocky Mountain Area Team Black assumed command of the Muddy Slide Fire on Sunday July 18.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday June 20th, 2021 approx. 03:00 PM
Location20 miles south of Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Incident CommanderCraig Brown, Type IV IC
Coordinates40.143 latitude, -106.798 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel14
Size4,093 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained70%
Fuels Involved

Timber: Subalpine fir, Engelmann spruce, and beetle kill lodgepole pine with jackpots of heavy dead/down fuels and standing snags. Aspen stands occur in drainages and wet meadows. The fuels transition to grass, sagebrush in the valleys and on southern aspects.

Significant Events




Area, road, and trail closures remain in effect.