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Cinnabar Fire

Unit Information

Lolo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
24 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804

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Cinnabar Fire Area Closure Information

Cinnabar Fire Wildfire
Closures – 8/25/2020

Closures: The emergency closure area is as follows for National Forest System lands on the Missoula Ranger District, Lolo National Forest, and Stevensville Ranger District, Bitterroot National Forest:

 The entire Welcome Creek Wilderness, including all interior trails, is closed to public entry; all National Forest System lands south of the Welcome Mountain Road #4249 and Solomon Ridge Trail #142; all National Forest System lands west of Rock Creek beginning above high water mark on the western bank of Rock Creek; all National Forest lands north of the Wahlquist Ridge Trail #233, including the trailhead, to its intersection with the Bitterroot/Rock Creek Divide Trail #313; and all National Forest System lands to the east of the Bitterroot Divide Road #2129 and the Bitterroot/Rock Creek Divide Trail #313 at its intersection with Cinnamon Bear Saddle.

The Bitterroot Divide Road #2129 and the Bitterroot/Rock Creek Divide Trail #313 are closed north of Ambrose Saddle. Everything south of Ambrose Saddle and Wahlquist Ridge Trail #233 remains open.  

Trail Closures:

  • All trails within the Welcome Creek Wilderness are closed
  • The Bitterroot/Rock Creek Divide Trail #313 is closed beginning north of Ambrose Saddle
  • Wahlquist Ridge Trail #233 is closed from the trailhead in Rock Creek to its intersection with Trail #313
  • Cinnamon Bear Ridge Trail #93 is closed 
  • Solomon Ridge Trail #142 is closed on the northern perimeter of the Welcome Creek Wilderness
  • Cleveland Mountain Trail #329 is closed
  • Arasta Trail #308 is closed

Road Closures:

  • Bitterroot Divide Road #2129 (and associated spur roads) is closed north of Ambrose Saddle to its intersection with County Road #601 at Eightmile Saddle.
  • Welcome Mountain Road #429 is closed beginning at its intersection with County Road #4245.
  • All roads within the Cinnamon Bear drainage northeast of the Cinnamon Bear saddle are closed.
  • Threemile Road #640 is closed where the road enters National Forest System lands at the bottom of Arasta Creek, east of the Threemile Wildlife Management Area.
  • Arasta Creek Road #1334 (and associated spur roads) is closed where the road enters National Forest System lands off the Threemile Wildlife Management Area.

Remaining Open: 
 

Rock Creek, Missoula Ranger District (Granite/Missoula Counties): The Rock Creek Road #102 corridor and recreation access remains open. The Welcome Creek bridge remains open for fishing access only, below the high-water mark on the west bank of Rock Creek. All fishing access sites and campgrounds in Rock Creek remain open.