Forest Service lifts some closures |

Forest Service lifts some closures

The White River National Forest on Tuesday reopened No Name trail outside Glenwood Springs and the Meadow Lake area and campground off the New Castle to Buford Road.

The areas had been closed due to wildfires. However, the Spring Creek Fire above New Castle was fully contained Sunday, and the Coal Seam Fire near Glenwood is no longer considered a threat.

The Rifle Ranger District also is evaluating Transfer Trail, and particularly the 14-mile stretch located on the forest. It will remove any downed trees and snags that could threaten safety before the road is reopened.

In addition, several trails and roads on the Flat Tops remain closed due to the Lost Lakes Fire. Hazards include falling snags and trees, rolling rocks and unfavorable fire behavior. The public is reminded that the East Williams Fork Basin in the areas of the Lost Lakes Fire is closed.

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