Updated July 12
All evacuations across the complex have been lifted although some roads remain closed due to fire activity. Forest Road 520 to the Rio Grande Reservoir is now open. Areas of both the San Juan and Rio Grande National Forests remain closed because of the fire. Check with local ranger districts to learn about specific areas. Updated July 8
Evacuations and Closures: Some mandatory and pre-evacuation areas are being lifted as of 6:00 p.m, today. Areas around the Wilderness Ranch subdivision, Red Mountain Ranch and Humphreys Lake will remain under mandatory evacuation and the Spar City area will remain on pre-evacuation notice. An updated map showing the changes in status is posted in the "Fire Maps" tab above. Residents are reminded to remain vigilant and be prepared to evacuate in the event that fire activity changes. Updated July 4
The following changes in evacuation status occurred this morning.
Mineral County: Soward Ranch and Neal Property moved from mandatory evacuation to pre-evacuation status.
Hinsdale County: Ptarmigan Meadows moved from mandatory evacuation to pre-evacuation status.
Check the complete list below for evacuation status in all areas.
Updated July 3
The following changes in evacuation status occurred at 12:00 noon today.
Rio Grande County: Elk Creek and Masonic Park moved from mandatory evacuation to pre-evacuation status. There are now no mandatory evacuations in Rio Grande County.
Mineral County: Legion/Coller and 4UR Ranch to Gjellummoved from mandatory evacuation to pre-evacuation status
Updated July 2
Further clarification on areas evacuated. No new evacuations or pre-evacuations.
Updated July 1
As of 8:00 am, the following areas in Mineral County were changed from mandatory evacuation to pre-evacuation status: Box Canyon, Spring Creek Ranch, Bristol View Acres, San Juan Ranch, Fern Creek Homes, Ox Bow, RC Ranch, and Upper Wrights. Big River area in Mineral County has been changed to pre-evacuation status (previously evacuated)
Updated June 30
Wagon Wheel Estates has been changed to pre-evacuation status (previously evacuated). Highway 149 is also open (without escort). Please drive slowly; heavy fire traffic can be expected. Updated to include Archuleta County (existing evacuations and pre-evacuation).
NOT UNDER EVACUATION OR PRE-EVACUATION
Bristol Head Acres
Mountain View RV Park
Rio Grande County
Masonic Park (portion west of the river)
All areas that were allowed to return home on June 29
Closures are in effect for about 50 miles of the Colorado Trail on the Rio Grande National Forest and about 150 miles of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail on both the Rio Grande and San Juan National Forests.These trail sections are closed to all public entry between San Luis Pass north of Creede, Stony Pass east of Silverton and Elwood Pass northeast of Pagosa Springs, as identified within the closure orders.
Clarification on Weminuche Wilderness Closure
July 1, 2013
Due to fire activity, the Weminuche Wilderness is closed to public entry on the Rio Grande National Forest on the east side of the Continental Divide. The portion of the Wilderness on San Juan National Forest, west of the Continental Divide, remains open.