Bull Draw Fire Closure Area Reduced

Contact(s): Kimberlee Phillips 970-874-6717, Dylan Peters 970-874-6625

On Wednesday, September 4, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests reduced the closure area around the Bull Draw Fire. The remote lightning-caused blaze, burning 12 miles northwest of Nucla, has reached approximately 30,580 acres and is burning on both the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest System Lands.

Public access to the following area of the Uncompahgre National Forest’s Plateau Division will be limited:

  • The area bordered on the north by the Blue Creek Drainage, on the west and southwest by National Forest boundary, on the south and southeast by National Forest Service Road (NFSR) 411 (Campbell Point Road) and on east by NFSR 402 (Divide Road).
  • National Forest Service Trail (NFST) #640 (Blue Creek Trail) is open for public access.
  • NFSR 411 is open for public access.

Please consider the following hazards when entering the Bull Draw Fire area and take appropriate safety precautions:

  • Falling snags or trees
  • Rapidly spreading fire
  • Rolling material such as rocks or logs
  • Heavy smoke and limited visibility
  • Holes from burned out stumps

The public is asked to adhere to these closures and pay close attention to all signage. A closure map has been attached for your convenience. The remaining closures are being enacted in the interest of public health and safety. The public’s patience and understanding is greatly appreciated on this matter.

For questions concerning this emergency closure please call the Grand Valley Ranger District at 970-242-8211.

Closure Map