Closures near the Silver Creek Fire may affect hunting and recreation activities in that area. The Silver Creek Fire, burning four miles south of Stage Coach Reservoir, in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness area in the Routt National Forest continues to increase in size. The fire is now estimated at 469 acres and remains zero percent contained. Due to the fires location on a steep hill with an abundance of fuel, crews have been using a confine and contain strategy, monitoring the fire from a safe distance, reducing unnecessary risk. Rain showers and cooler temperatures expected over the coming days should help fire fighting efforts. For up to date fire information click here. A complete list of the areas closed to the public is available below.
Closures & Restrictions: A temporary closure remains in effect for sections of the west boundary of Sarvis Creek Wilderness, north of Silver Creek in 6th P.M., T3N, R84W, portions of sections 11, 13 and all of section 12; T3N, R83W, sections 7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14, 15, 16, 17, 18; T3N, R82W, sections 6 and 7 and that portion of section 5 and 8 up to the western boundary of the NFSR 100 (Red Dirt); totaling 11,040 acres.
NFSR 100 and the Silver Creek Trail remain open at this time.