This week marks the second anniversary of the Grizzly Creek Fire‘s eruption in Glenwood Canyon near mile marker 120 around 1:30 p.m. on the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. The fire burned until it was 100% contained on Dec. 18 and spread to 32,631 acres.
By Aug. 12, the fire had crossed both Interstate 70 and the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon. The power plant at the Shoshone Generating Station was evacuated, along with the communities of No Name, Lookout Mountain and Coulter Creek. Due to the fire’s location and the closure of I-70, the Grizzly Creek Fire became the nation’s top fire priority and was taken over by Type I crews.
2021 debris slides
Glenwood Canyon and the burn scar experienced near daily heavy rain events the following summer in late July and early August leading to massive debris slides all throughout the canyon.
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