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Alerts & Notices


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  • Area closure lifted for Basalt Mountain; roads remain closed

    Effective at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 12, 2018: The Lake Christine Fire emergency area closure has been lifted. Basalt Mountain Road (FSR 524) and Cattle Creek Road (FSR 509) remain closed to motorized use for emergency maintenance. However, the roads are accessible to foot, bike and equestrian travel. Those traveling on the roads should expect delays.

    Trails in the area are open, however persistent and severe dead and downed tree conditions exist and the Forest Serivce urges the public to find other places to recreate until a trail crew can adress the area next spring. 


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