Dear Out-of-State Visitors,

You’ve likely seen the national news about major wildfires in Colorado. The #416Fire and #BurroFire are currently burning in southwest Colorado and we would like to extend our sincerest gratitude and well wishes to the dedicated firefighters and Rocky Mountain Type 1 IMT PIOs as they work to contain the fire.

That being said, the U.S. Forest Service – San Juan National Forest, has issued Stage 3 Fire Restrictions, thereby closing the forest. Our own U.S. Forest Service-Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests (home to part of the Rimrocker Trail) has some important information to share regarding how the San Juan closure affects GMUG areas (see below).

Rest assured, the Rimrocker Trail is open for business! Please be advised there are fire restrictions (ie. no campfires in some areas) across the route, so please reach out to GMUG at 970-874-6602 and the U.S. Forest Service-Manti-La Sal National Forest to check before traveling. Come explore the scenic vistas, red rocks, and hospitality that is unique to the Rimrocker.

For current information about the fires in Southwest Colorado, please visit

Happy Trails and stay safe out there!


The RImrocker Trail Folks

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