The White River National Forest has modified the Grizzly Creek Trail closure, opening the first two miles of the trail that were largely undamaged from summer debris flows. “The first two miles of the Grizzly Creek Trail mostly follow a gentle grade and offer a good winter hiking opportunity for those prepared for conditions, including snow and ice on the trail,” said Rifle District Ranger Kelsha Anderson. The trail beyond the second mile, including the cutover trail between the Grizzly Creek Trail and Jessie Weaver Trail, suffered significant damage from debris flows and deep channeling during heavy summer rains. The
If conditions allow in the coming weeks, firefighters from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit may begin burning slash piles in Garfield and Pitkin counties. In Garfield County, firefighters will burn approximately 150 piles across 10 acres in the 4-Mile Creek drainage five miles south of Glenwood Springs on Bureau of Lane Management and National Forest System lands. They will also burn 10 piles on Uncle Bob Mountain on National Forest System lands about 12 miles south of New Castle.