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Where it all begins.

Colorado Trail Fires - 2023

These are the most recent Colorado Trail fires, CT fire perimeters, hotspots and surface CT smoke information.

The table below shows fires near the CT. Fires on trail or within a mile of the trail will show red text. If a fire perimeter intersects the trail the table will show start/end trail mile, first encounter to last encounter, the entire segment is not necessarily burned.

View google maps of National & CT Smoke, National & CT Fires/Perimeters or both layers together. Fires/Perimeters are updated every 4 hours, surface smoke is updated hourly. A Fire weather map showing red flag warnings, fire weather watches, etc, is also available. A 4 hour heat map of Air Quality Index is also available.

Surface smoke data and fire weather is from NOAA, fires/perimeters are from National Interagency Fire Center and hot spots are from NASA.

Fire Year (1950 to present):

Updated: Dec 11, 2023

#UpdatedFire Name
(click for map)
from trail
Trail Mile
Trail Mile
1Nov 30, 2023Bear Creek17.41401.4-1103
2Nov 27, 2023Wallace Lake9.56486.0-1
3Nov 15, 2023Pasture19.66104.3-1
4Nov 1, 2023Bill Gulch11.54267.3-5
5Oct 22, 2023Harris Park Rx12.5438.5-100
6Oct 18, 2023307 Command14.66486.0-2
7Sep 21, 2023Dam0.057.8-1
8Sep 16, 2023Yankee17.8938.0-1
9Sep 12, 2023Waterton0.313.3-2
10Sep 1, 2023Devils12.16479.5-1
11Aug 23, 2023Black Ridge9.78329.3-1
12Aug 15, 202331115.35486.0-1
13Aug 10, 2023Dell1.8026.0-1
14Aug 2, 2023Shavano Creek Piles0.48244.5-1
15Aug 2, 2023Cast Iron Piles1.72247.4-1
16Aug 2, 2023Vista Farms Ditch Rx7.49242.4-1
17Jul 13, 2023Sand Springs RxOn Trail25.125.2
18Jul 2, 2023Wild Canyon18.9843.8-2
19Jul 1, 2023528g0.8226.1-1
20Jun 13, 2023Kelsey Gun Rx Piles5.6624.0-428
21Jun 2, 2023Deer Valley Park6.7938.0-1
22May 17, 2023Poncha Springs Ditch Rx8.28242.5-1
23May 13, 2023Animas City Mountain Rx2.02486.0-1
24May 11, 2023Poncha Loop Piles6.92266.1-156
25May 11, 2023Cleveland Mountain Piles7.56247.5-332
26Apr 13, 2023Badger Creek14.43227.7-42
27Apr 4, 2023Hogback14.361.5-40
28Mar 21, 2023Grandview Piles Rx7.54486.0-1
29Mar 7, 2023Crow Valley7.2640.4-2
30Mar 1, 2023Stone Cabin Piles 2.01191.4-1
31Feb 6, 2023Crooked Tops Piles10.1140.4-1
32Jan 5, 2023Chicken Creek Piles Rx13.94464.1-1

Change Log

May 31, 2023: Adapted to new interactive map. Data changed 1950 to present.

March 1, 2023: Fixed for NIFC data source changes.

June 19, 2021: Fixed for NIFC data source changes.

April 18, 2021: Added all fires from 1801 to present.

August 30, 2020: Added 'Nearest Trail Mile'.

August 24, 2020: Added surface smoke.

August 23, 2020: Added hotspots.

August 19, 2020: Initial release.

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