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Ptarmigan Fire Forest Closure Order

Ptarmigan Fire Wildfire
Closures – 9/29/2021

Order # WRNF-2021-28 Fire Closure
Dillon Ranger District 
Ptarmigan Fire Area

Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50 (a) and (b), the following acts are prohibited on all National Forest System lands within the Ptarmigan Fire Area on the White River National Forest, Summit County, Colorado (the “Restricted Area”) and on all trails located within the Restricted Area.

This area includes National Forest System (NFS) Trails 29, 35, and 69 above the Ptarmigan and Angler Mountain Trailheads to Ptarmigan Pass. NFS Trail 24 Ute Peak Trail south of the junction with NFS Trail 71 Acorn Creek Trail (the “Restricted Roads and Trails”).
The Restricted Area and the Restricted Trails are shown on the attached map incorporated into this Order as Exhibit A.

The purposes of this Order are to: (1) provide for public safety; and (2) prevent interference with firefighting operations.


1)     Going into or being upon the Restricted Area. 36 C.F.R. § § 261.52(e).

2)     Being on the Restricted Roads. 36 C.F.R. § 261.54(e).

3)     Being on the Restricted Trails. 36 C.F.R. § 261.55(a).


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 firefighting force, in the performance of an official duty;

2)     Persons with a special use authorization or other Forest Service authorization specifically exempting them from the effect of this Order.

This Order becomes effective at 12:01 am on September 29th, 2021 and remains in effect until rescinded.

Done at Glenwood Springs, this 29th day of September, 2021.

Scott Fitzwilliams
Forest Supervisor
White River National Forest

A violation of the prohibitions in this Order is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for a legal entity other than an individual, or imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both. (16 U.S.C. § 551 and 18 U.S.C. §§ 3559 and 3571).