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Morgan Creek Fire

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

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Routt National Forest Closure Adjusted, Aug. 27, 2021

Morgan Creek Fire Wildfire
Closures – 8/27/2021

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Order No. MBRTB-229-2021 Fire Closure

FOREST ORDER
USDA FOREST SERVICE ROUTT NATIONAL FOREST
Hahns Peak Bears Ears Ranger District Parks Ranger District
FIRE CLOSURE
Morgan Creek 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 Morgan Creek Fire Area (the “Restricted Area”) and on all roads and trails within the Restricted Area (the “Restricted Roads and Trails”) all within the Hahns Peak Bears Ears and Parks Ranger Districts, 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 on the SE corner of Section 15, T.10N., R.84W., 06, Routt County, Colorado (Diamond Park trailhead), then SE along NFSR 44 to the intersection of NFSR 433, then NE to the terminus of NFSR 433, then east along Little Agnes Creek, then SE to Red Dirt Pass on the Continental Divide (Hahns Peak/Bears Ears and Parks Ranger District Boundaries) in Section 19, T.10N., R.82W., 06 Jackson County, Colorado. On the east it starts at the intersection of Red Dirt Pass and the Continental Divide (Section 19, T.10N., R.82W., 06 Jackson County, Colorado) and follows the Continental Divide southeast to the intersection of NFST 1128, then to the intersection of NFST 1150, then southwest along the Continental Divide to the intersection of NFST 1101 and 1129, then due south along NFST 1101 to Lost Ranger Peak located in the SW corner of Section 1, T.8N., R.83.W. 06, Jackson County, Colorado. On the south it starts just West of Lost Ranger Peak, at the SW corner of Section 1, T.8N., R.83.W. 06, Jackson County, Colorado and goes west to The Dome then along the North Fork of Big Creek to where it intercepts NFST 1170, then west along NFSR 471 in the SE corner of Section 31, T.9N., R.84W., 06, Routt County, Colorado. On the west it starts on the SE corner of Section 31, T.9N., R.84W., 06, Routt County, Colorado, at the intersection of NFSR 471 and NFSR 468, then north to the intersections of NFSR 441 and NFSR 440 to NFSR 400 (also known as Routt County Road 64), then north along NFSR 430 to the intersection of NFST 1177 and Hinman Creek (Hinman Trailhead), then NE along Hinman Creek to the intersection of NFST 1177 to the NE corner of Section 15, T.10N., R.84W., 06, Routt County, Colorado (Diamond Park Trailhead). This order replaces Order No. MBRTB-229-2021. Open roads, trails and campgrounds include: West sides of NFSR 440, 468, 430 and NFST 1177, south sides of NFSR 471, NFST 1170 and 1131, and north sides of NFSR 44 and 433 and, NFST 1178. Coulton Creek, Diamond Park, Hinman, Lone Pine (North & South), Katherine, Red Canyon and Pitchpine trailheads and Hinman 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 replaces Order No. MBRTB-229-2021 and will remain in effect until December 31, 2021, or until is rescinded, whichever event occurs first. Done at Laramie, Wyoming, this 27th 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.