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Muddy Slide Fire

Unit Information

Routt National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
925 Weiss Dr
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

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Yampa Ranger District
Phone: 970-638-4516
Hours: Daily 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Routt National Forest Closure Adjustment

Muddy Slide Fire Wildfire
Closures – 8/17/2021

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USDA FOREST SERVICE
ROUTT NATIONAL FOREST
Yampa Ranger District
FIRE CLOSURE
Muddy Slide Fire Area

Pursuant to 16 United States Code (U.S.C.) § 551 and 36 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) § 261.50(a) and (b), the following acts are prohibited on those National Forest Service lands described as the Muddy Slide Fire Area (the “Restricted Area”) and on all roads and trails within the Restricted Area (the “Restricted Roads and Trails”) all within the Yampa Ranger District, Routt National Forest. The Restricted Area and Restricted Roads and Trails are depicted on the attached map hereby incorporated into this Order as Exhibit A and are as follows: on the north it starts in the NW corner of the SE corner of Section 18 T3N R84W and follows the Forest boundary east to NFSR 270 at the Lower Morrison Divide Trailhead. On the west it starts at the NW corner of the SE corner of Section 18 T2N R84W and follows the Forest boundary south to the SW corner of the SW corner of Section 33 T2N R84W. On the south it starts at the SW corner of the SW corner of Section 33 T2N R84W and follows the Forest boundary east to Hwy 134 and then HWY 134 east to NFSR 275 and then NFSR 275 east to NFSR 270. On the east it starts at the junction of NFSR 275 and NFSR 270 and follows NFSR 270 northwest to Lynx Pass Campground and then west around the perimeter of Lynx Pass Campground back to NFSR 270 and then NFSR 270 northwest to the Lower Morrison Divide Trailhead.

Closed roads and trails include: NFSR 226, NFSR 227, NFSR 280, NFSR 282, NFSR 284, NFSR 285, 1174 Morrison-Divide Trail

Open roads include: NFSR 270 (also known as County Road 16), NFSR 275, Lynx Pass Campground

The purpose of this Order is to provide for public safety and prevent interference with firefighting operations.

PROHIBITIONS: This Order prohibits the following:

  1. Going into or being upon an area. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(e).
  2. Being on a trail. 36 C.F.R. § 261.55(a).
  3. Being on a road. 36 C.F.R. § 261.54(e).


EXEMPTIONS: Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 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 fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
  2. Persons or entities with a written Forest Service exemption specifically exempting them from the effect of this Order.


This Order will remain in effect until December 31, 2021, or until is rescinded, whichever event occurs first. Done at Laramie, Wyoming, this 17th day of August, 2021.

RUSSELL M. BACON
Forest Supervisor Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland

Violations of this prohibition are punishable by a fine of not more than $5000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both. 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 18 U.S.C. §§ 3559 and 3571.