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Williams Fork Fire

Unit Information

Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland
U.S. Forest Service
2150 Centre Avenue Building E
Fort Collins, CO 80526

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Incident Contacts

Public Infromation Line
Phone: 970-445-2910
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Forest closure area

Williams Fork Fire Wildfire
Closures – 10/8/2020

To provide additional access to hunters near the Williams Fork Fire, Arapaho National Forest managers have lifted closures on the northern portions of Beaver Creek Road (Forest Service Road 133) and Little Muddy Creek Road (Forest Service Road 134.1). Opening these roads will allow hunters motorized access into the Blue Ridge area north of the fire.

South of Keyser Creek, the existing closure area remains in place to all uses. Firefighting activities and active fire behavior continue to be present throughout the entire closure area, including in the St Louis Creek and Elk Creek areas. Forest managers and fire personnel will continue to re-evaluate the closure area as conditions change and firefighting activities wind down.

Individuals hunting in the Williams Fork fire area should monitor conditions and information regularly as closures may change with fire behavior. Hunters are encouraged to hunt other areas where licenses provide that option. If you have a license that is only valid in Game Management Unit 28 and your usual hunting area is unavailable, you can contact the Colorado Parks and Wildlife office in Hot Sulphur Springs (970-725-6200) for assistance in finding alternate access.

Deer and elk rifle licenses for GMU 28 are also valid in other units, which may have better public access this year. Please check your license and review the big game brochure to fully understand your options. Information can be found on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website at https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/BigGame.aspx.

See the closure order information and a map: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/arp/alerts-notices/?aid=60908