As we all know, there are fires burning throughout many areas of Colorado. Climbers are calling our offices to find out if and what climbing areas are being affected. Here is the local breakdown. The following fires are all within 50 miles of our office:
Flagstaff Fire (Boulder): 0% contained, but still relatively small. Eldorado Canyon and The Flatirons are closed until further notice. Boulder Canyon is currently open. For the latest updates on what is happening in Boulder County: Flagstaff Fire.
Highlands Ranch Fire (Estes Park): 100% contained. Was put out several days ago. No climbing areas have been effected.
High Park Fire (Fort Collins): 65% contained. This fire is 15+ miles Northeast of Estes Park. Winds have been out of the West since the fire began, so Estes Park residents have not had to deal with breathing the smoke from this fire. The smoke has been blowing East toward Fort Collins and the plains. Horsetooth Reservoir under partial closure.
Waldorf Canyon Fire (Colorado Springs): 5% contained. Garden of the Gods is closed until further notice.
The trail to Black Lake has been cleared of downed trees.