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Cow Creek Fire

Unit Information

Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
2250 South Main St.
Delta, CO 81416

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GMUG 2019-06 Cow Creek Emergency Closure Order

Cow Creek Fire Wildfire
Closures – 10/22/2019

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests has announced an emergency closure area around the Cow Creek Fire (Special Order GMUG 2019-06).

Public access to the closure area is restricted, includes the following Forest Service Roads (FSR):

Owl Creek Pass (FSR 858) from the forest boundary up to Owl Creek Pass

West Fork Road (FSR 860) from the intersection with Owl Creek Road to the Wetterhorn Trailhead

Cow Creek Road (FSR 857)

And the following Forest Service Trails (FST):

Wetterhorn Basin Trail (FST 226)

Stealey Mountain South Trail (FST 258)

Courthouse Trail (FST 218)

Stealey Mountain North Trail (FST 219)

Old Owl Creek Trail (FST 236)

Cow Creek Trail (FST 220)

Spalding Park Trail (FST 237)

FST 219.1B, FST 236.1B, FST 236.1A, and FST 144.

This closure is being enacted in the interest of public health and safety. The public is asked to adhere to this closure and pay close attention to all signage. Hunters currently located in the closure area, which includes a portion of Unit 65, are encouraged to relocate camps as soon as possible, and are asked to direct their questions to the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Montrose Office at 970-252-6000. The public’s patience and understanding is greatly appreciated on this matter.

For questions concerning this emergency closure, please call the Ouray Ranger District (GMUG) at 970-240-5300.

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