Bull Draw Fire Forces Section of Divide Road Closure

Release Date: Aug 9, 2018  

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests have announced the closure of a portion of the Divide Road (NFSR #402) in response to the nearby Bull Draw Fire beginning August 8, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. The remote lightning-caused blaze, burning 12 miles northwest of Nucla, has reached approximately 7899 acres and is burning on both the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests System Lands.

Due to fire traffic activity along the Divide Road and the safety concerns for the public and fire personnel, the following closure will be enacted:

  • National Forest System Road (NFSR) #402 from the junction of NFSR #408 (Brushy Ridge) and NFSR #402 (approximately 21.5 miles from the junction of HWY 141/NFSR #402), south to the junction of NFSR #600 and NFSR #402 (Windy Point Junction). The closure is approximately 17 miles.

This road closure is in addition to the current area closure which includes the area bordered on the southwest by NFSR #668 from the Forest boundary to NFSR #402, on the northeast by NFSR #402, on the northwest by NFSR #407 from the Divide Road to the Forest boundary and on the southwest from the Forest boundary back to NFSR #668.

The public is asked to adhere to these closures and pay close attention to all road signage. For questions concerning this emergency closure please call the Grand Valley Ranger District at 970-242-8211.

Closure Map

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