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 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 – BACA FIRE – last updated May 30, 2017

The Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, has closed a section of the Continental Divide Trail between FSR93 (Bear Creek/Guthook waypoint 16_179XX) and US Hwy 60 (BC/Guthook waypoint 16_364TH). Hikers should detour using County Road A095. This closure is in place to protect the public from fire activity and smoke. A map of the closure and the re-route is available here.
Check in with the Quemado Ranger District office at 575.773.4678 for updates.

KERR FIRE – Last Update May 9, 2017

Location:        17 miles northeast of Reserve, New Mexico
Start Date:      May 1, 2017

CDT hikers in the area are advised to check in with the Reserve Ranger District office at 575.533.6232. No alternate routes are needed at this time if hikers are using the trail. For those using the road system contact the Ranger District for up to date information to stay clear of any fire activity


Update 8/15/2016
USFS has just enacted new restrictions regarding food storage which is in effect for San Isabel and Pike National Forests. This affects both the CDT and CT where they cross popular car camping roads. The regulation requires that food be stored in hard canisters or hung 10 feet above ground 4′ from the trunk of the tree. No consideration is given for Ursacks. The zones are 1/2 mile wide (1/4 mile on each side of the roads.) Roads included are Halfmoon, Winfield, Hancock, Cottonwood, & Mt. Princeton/ Chalk Creek.