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The Peak 2 Fire Closure is no longer in effect.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).

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.