Closures and Notices
For up to date information on fires impacting the Official CDT route please check here. If you have any information regarding new incidents, please contact CDTC at info at continentaldividetrail.org. For information regarding others areas you may be traveling along, please refer to the Inciweb website for the national list of currently active fire incidents.
TRAIL CLOSURE – OJITOS FIRE – updated August 1, 2017
The CDT (locally: CDT #813) is CLOSED from the Ojitos Trailhead at Skull Bridge on the Chama River (Guthook/BC waypoint: 26-143TH) to the CDT crossing at N.M. 96 (locally: Ojitos Trail #298. Guthook/BC waypoint: 25-196XX). This fire is likely to be active for several weeks longer, dependent on precipitation. Click here for the NMFire Info information on the Ojitos Fire.
Re-route info: Hikers are advised to walk east on Highway 96 about a half mile to the Coyote Ranger District. In a pinch, through hikers may be able to camp at the District overnight if they check in and get permission, and obtain water as needed.The Forest Service recommends that hikers call Ghost Ranch and arrange for pick up and drop off to the next section of CDT.
PEAK 2 FIRE CLOSURE
The Peak 2 Fire Closure is no longer in effect. Hikers be aware that Summit County has instituted a burn ban– no open fires, and stoves only with an on-off switch (no alcohol, esbit, or wood).