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The complete RMNP was closed to guests resulting from forest hearth actions

Posted by Jeff on Oct 22, 2020 11:48 am in Conservation | 0 comments | Last change: October 22, 2020

A complete closure of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is now possible due to forest fires on the west side of the watershed, a park spokesman said on Thursday morning, October 22, 2020.

The air quality in the park is dangerous and Trail Ridge Road is impassable on the west side due to fallen trees on the road.

Due to the high risk of fire, the National Forest Service areas in Clear Creek County were closed earlier and Denver Parks and Recreation closed all Denver Mountain Parks properties located in Clear Creek.

It did after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) closed managed land in Boulder and Larimer counties earlier this week.

All areas in these counties administered by the Royal Gorge Field Office will be temporarily closed to entry. The field office manages approximately 600,000 acres of public land on the Front Range, all east of the Continental Divide.

The closings of the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland went into effect for five counties earlier this week due to the same drought conditions.

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