Delta, Colorado, October 16, 2019 – The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests has announced a closure area around the Cow Creek Fire Area. Public access to the closure area is limited, and includes Owl Creek Pass (FSR 858) from the forest boundary up to Owl Creek Pass, as well as several Forest Service Trails, including: Stealey Mountain South Trail (FST 258), Courthouse Trail (FST 218), Stealey Mountain North Trail (FST 219), Old Owl Creek Trail (FST 236), Cow Creek Trail (FST 220), Spalding Park Trail (FST 237), FST 219.1B, FST 236.1B, FST 236.1A, and FST 144.

This closure is being enacted in the interest of public health and safety. The public is asked to adhere to this closure and pay close attention to all signage. Hunters currently located in the closure area, which includes portions of Unit 62, are encouraged to relocate camps as soon as possible, and are asked to direct their questions to the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Montrose Office at 970-252-6000.

For questions concerning this emergency closure, please call the Ouray Ranger District (GMUG) at 970-240-5300.

For more information about the Cow Creek Fire, please visit:
Cow Creek Fire InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6647/
GMUG Fire Info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GMUGFireInfo/
GMUG Twitter: https://twitter.com/GMUG_NF
Colorado Air Quality: https://www.colorado.gov/airquality/colorado_summary.aspx

Kimberlee J Phillips
Public Affairs Officer
Forest Service
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Supervisors Office
p: 970-874-6717
c: 970-589-0842
kim.phillips@usda.gov

2250 S. Main St. Delta Co 81416
www.fs.fed.us/gmug
www.facebook.com/GMUG.NF
www.twitter.com/GMUG_NF

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