White River National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
900 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
United States Department of the Interior
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Colorado River Valley Field Office
2300 River Frontage Road
Silt, Colorado 81652
August 11, 2020
Notice of Public Closure
Grizzly Creek Fire Area Closure Order #CON04000-20-01
For BLM managed lands in Garfield and Eagle Counties, Colorado
Pursuant to 43 CFR 8364.1, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is giving notice that BLM lands in Garfield and Eagle Counties within the area of the Grizzly Creek Fire as described below are temporarily closed to all unauthorized entry. Please also see attached map.
This emergency closure is necessary to ensure public and fire fighter safety during firefighting activities and initial suppression rehabilitation efforts. The order is effective immediately and will remain in effect until the Grizzly Creek Fire is declared controlled or until this order is rescinded.
Closure Area Description: This closure affects BLM lands around Glenwood Springs and Dotsero, Colorado, as well as some BLM lands south of Glenwood Canyon. Specifically, BLM lands that lie between Glenwood Springs and the area northwest to Keyser Creek and southeast of Glenwood Springs (primarily Lookout Mountain area), as well as north of Dotsero (west of the Colorado River Road and south of Sweetwater Creek) and south of Dotsero (southwest of Cottonwood Creek). The Colorado River Road remains open to public travel.
1. You must not enter or use BLM lands described in this order.
2. You must not use the roads or trails in the area described in this order.
Exemptions: The following persons are exempt from this order: Federal, state, and local officers and employees in the performance of their official duties; members of organized rescue or fire-fighting forces in the performance of their official duties; and persons with written authorization from the BLM.
Penalties: Any person who violates the above rules and/or restriction may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined no more than $1,000, imprisoned for no more than 12 months, or both. Such violations may also be subject to the enhanced fines provided for by 18 U.S.C. 3571
For more information:BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office, (970) 876-9000.
Larry W. Sandoval