Grizzly Creek Fire Updates and Information Resources

Aug 13, 2020

Check this page for the latest updates on the Grizzly Creek Fire and links to official information sources for evacuations and closures. Many early closures have been lifted. As of September 19, closures include the area burned by the fire, Transfer Trail, and hiking trails into the burned area, including Hanging Lake, Grizzly Creek and No Name. Colorado River recreation areas from Dotsero through Glenwood Canyon to No Name also remain closed.

Fire growing on the slopes south of the Colorado River
Credit White River National Forest
GENERAL UPDATES (Updated Sept. 20 at 12:30 PM MDT)

Latest Acreage: 32,431 acres, 50 square miles

Containment: 91%

Total Personnel: 40

Fire info Phone Line: (970) 930-1850

Facebook Information Page: facebook.com/GrizzlyCreekFireCO

Incident Webpage: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6942/

Fire Maps: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/6942/

Smoke Outlook: https://fires.airfire.org/ara/deployments/WestCentralColorado/outlooks/2020-08-15-WestCentralColorado-Outlook.20200815154336.html

Evacuation Information

  • For the latest evacuation information please click here.
  • Garfield County residents can sign up for reverse 911 evacuation alerts at GARCO911.COM
  • Eagle County residents can sign up for reverse 911 evacuation alerts at ECALERT.ORG

Grizzly Creek Fire perimeter map, 9/8/2020.
Credit Grizzly Creek Fire Incident Management Team

Road Closures

I-70 between Glenwood Springs and Gypsum is open. But, rest areas and the bike path through the canyon are closed. Coffee Pot Road reopens Saturday, Sept.12 but officials warn that fire crews are still working in the area and urge the public to be mindful of road conditions.Transfer Trail and Clinetop Mesa Roads and areas of the Flattops accessed by those roads remain closed plus many surrounding White River National Forest and BLM roads.The Sweetwater Road access to the Flat Tops is open. Independence Pass is open to passenger vehicles only - no semis, camper/trailers, RVs or any vehicle over 35 feet long. Cottonwood Pass is open to critical, local passenger vehicles only.

More closure information is at COTRIP.com

Colorado Department of Transportation alternate route map.
Credit Colorado Department of Transportation

    ADDITIONAL UPDATES / NEWS COVERAGE

    You can find our news coverage of the fire linked at the bottom of this page or at kdnk.org/term/grizzly-creek-fire

    Grizzly Creek Fire from Glenwood Springs 8.10.2020
    Credit Jeanne Perry