Transfer Trail opens tomorrow



BLM Office:

Colorado River Valley Field Office

Media Contact:

Sept. 25, 2020
Media contacts: David Boyd, USFS Public Affairs Officer, (970) 319-4895
Maribeth Pecotte, BLM Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 724-3027

Transfer Trail opens tomorrow

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. –The White River National Forest and Bureau of Land Management are opening the Transfer Trail Road tomorrow to public access now that fire-line suppression repair in that area is complete.

The closure covering the fire perimeter remains unchanged. Maps of the closure and fire perimeter are available at
“We ask that people visiting the area respect the fire closure because there still is some activity in the upper Grizzly Creek drainage and within the interior of the fire perimeter,” said Incident Commander Trainee Doug Lesch. “Fire personnel and air resources are still being used to hinder fire spread, and we anticipate red flag warnings in the upcoming days that could change fire behavior at any time.”

Hiking trails into the burned area including Hanging Lake, Grizzly Creek and No Name remain closed.
The BLM boat launch at Dotsero Landing remains open for take-out only. Cottonwood Landing above Dotsero remains open for put-in and take-out. (Lyons Gulch and Catamount close for construction Monday). The Colorado River recreation areas from Dotsero through Glenwood Canyon to No Name remain closed.

The Grizzly Creek Fire has not grown in several weeks. It remains 32,431 acres and 91 percent contained. There are 11 firefighters assigned. Additional resources including aircraft are available if activity increases.


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