Routt National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
925 Weiss Dr
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Hours: Daily 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday June 20th, 2021 approx. 03:00 PM|
|Location||20 miles south of Steamboat Springs, Colorado|
|Incident Commander||Craig Brown, Type IV IC|
|Coordinates||40.143 latitude, -106.798 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||70%|
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.
Area, road, and trail closures remain in effect.