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East Troublesome Post-Fire BAER

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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 Contact

Reid Armstrong
Email: katherine.armstrong@usda.gov
Phone: 970-222-7607

EMERGENCY AREA CLOSURE ORDER - East Troublesome Fire Area

East Troublesome Post-Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response
Closures – 12/21/2020

An area closure is in place for the East Troublesome Burn Area on the Arapaho, Roosevelt, and Routt National Forests. 

View Forest Order PDF.
View Exhibit A, Closure Area Map

USDA FOREST SERVICE ARAPAHO AND ROUTT NATIONAL FORESTS PARKS AND SULPHUR RANGER DISTRICTS

EMERGENCY AREA CLOSURE ORDER
East Troublesome Fire Area

Pursuant to Title 16 U.S.C. § 551, and Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), § 261.50 (a) and (b), the following acts are prohibited on National Forest System lands within the Arapaho and Routt National Forests in Grand County within the Parks and Sulphur Ranger Districts in the State of Colorado (“Restricted Areas”) and on all roads and trails located xstricted Area (the “Restricted Roads and Trails”). Privately-owned lands within the Restricted Areas are excluded.

The Restricted Area is depicted on the attached maps, hereby incorporated into this Order as Exhibits A and B maps and as follows: from the southwest corner of the Routt National Forest Boundary, continue north to Forest Service Road 104.1, follow Forest Service Road 104.1 along the Forest Boundary to the point that the road turns northwest and leaves the Forest Boundary, continue east along the Forest Boundary to the intersection of the Never Summer Wilderness boundary, continue south along the west boundary of the Never Summer Wilderness to a point at the southwest corner of the Never Summer Wilderness boundary, continue east on the southern boundary of the Never Summer Wilderness to the intersection of the Forest Boundary with the Rocky Mountain National Park Boundary, continue south along the Forest boundary to Hwy. 34, continue south along the west side of Hwy. 34 to the Forest Boundary, continue west along the south end of the Forest Boundary to the beginning of the description.

Within this Restricted Area described above, the following roads, trails and areas are open for use depicted on the attached Exhibits A and B and as follows: Hwy. 125, National Forest System Road (NFSR) 123 from the Forest Boundary at the intersection of County Road 4 north to and including the Idleglen Trailhead and Parking Area, Lower Soda Pass Trail, Kawuneeche Trail, South Supply Trail, North Supply Trail, Pony Park Trail, Stillwater Pass Trail, Whiskey Park, Hatchet Park, Hot Dog Park, Willow Park, Chicken Hill, Pony Park, and Rob Roy Park.

The Restricted Area also includes an area around County Road 40 and Hwy. 34 depicted on the attached Exhibit A map and as follows: from the intersection of the west side of Hwy. 34 and County Road 40 (remains open) continue south along the west side of Hwy. 34 to the south end of the Forest Boundary, continue west to the west side of the Forest Boundary, continue north to the northwest corner of the Forest Boundary, continue east to the west side of Hwy. 34, continue south along the west side of Hwy. 34 to the beginning the description.

The Restricted Area also includes an area around the Willow Creek Reservoir depicted on the attached Exhibit A map and as follows: from the intersection of County Road 40 (remains open) and the west side of NFSR 600.1A (remains open) continue west along south side of County Road 40 (remains open) to the west side of NFSR 600, continue north along the west side NFSR 600 to the Willow Creek Reservoir water line, continue east along the water line to the west side of the boat ramp (remains open) and NFSR 600.1A (NFSR 600.1A, the boat ramp and restroom facility on the west side of NFSR 600.1A remain open), continue south to the beginning of the description.

PROHIBITIONS: This Order prohibits the following acts in the Restricted Area:

  • Being in the Areas depicted in Exhibit A. 36 CFR 261.52(e).
  • Being on the Roads depicted in Exhibit A. 36 CFR 261.54(e).
  • Being on the Trails depicted in Exhibit A. 36 CFR 61.55(a).


EXEMPTIONS: Pursuant to 36 CFR § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:

  1. Any Federal, State or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty;
  2. Persons with a Forest Service permit specifically exempting them from the effect of this Order.


The purpose of this Order is for public health and safety within the East Troublesome Fire perimeter. This Order goes into effect when signed and shall remain in effect until November 30, 2021 or until rescinded, whichever occurs first.