Alerts & Notices

Safety Tip for your Visit
Whether you're roughing it in a tent or planning a family outing: Know Before You Go. We suggest you call the local Forest Service Ranger Districts for the latest information on current fire restrictions, area or road closures due to construction, fire or wildlife.

Special Orders & Restrictions

Rocky Mountain Region Special Orders

Forest Supervisor's Special Orders for the GMUG National Forest 

Safety & Travel Information

Fire Information

GMUG Road Conditions - information on current road and gate closures, seasonal willdife closures, links for county road conditions, and other useful information such as:

Colorado Road Reports- information on the status of  mountain passes and county roads. Roads are sometimes closed during the winter for avalanche control, check here before you go!

National Weather Service

Avalanche Safety - what you should know before you go!

Outdoor Ethics and Safety: Enjoy a safe visit with minimal impacts! Here are just a few reminders to consider while enjoying a hike, ski, bike ride or camping trip on our forest such as what to carry in the woods, emergency procedures, and just some common sense tips to keep you safe!

  • Thunderstorms often develop in summer afternoons in Colorado high country. Visit early in the day, and be back near or in your vehicle by afternoon.
  • Be aware of high altitude sickness, it can be life threatening. If you are not acclimated, do not overexert and drink plenty of water!
  • Hypothermia can be a hazard throughout the year.
  • Watch the weather in September and be prepared for an early snow storm.

Flying Recreational Drones - Please follow these tips for responsible, hobby
or recreational use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or “Drones” on National Forest System Lands


  • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions
  • Bull Draw Fire Closures
  • Green Lake Road Closure
  • Ophir Pass Open
  • Wildlife Gate Closures
  • U.S. Forest Service Releases Federal Coal Lease Modifications Decision
  • Advisory for Game Management Units 61 and 62
  • Tips for flying drones

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