Lake City Open for Tourism June 14, 2018

Come recreate in southcentral Colorado

CREEDE, CO., (June 14, 2018):  Our region continues to offer spectacular outdoor recreational opportunities.

The Rio Grande National Forest is open, with Stage 1 fire restrictions. 

Come and enjoy the rural communities of Lake City, Creede, South Fork, and Del Norte.  Find out more about these towns at or or or or check out the Silver Thread Scenic & Historic Byway info at

The Alpine Loop Backcountry Byway is open, with Stage 1 fire restrictions.

Travel this 65-mile scenic loop near the communities of Ouray, Lake City, and Silverton thru tundra vistas and past historic mining camps, waterfalls, and wildflowers.

The Uncompahgre and Gunnison national forests are open, with Stage 2 fire restrictions.
The San Juan National Forest remains closed, with Stage 3 fire restrictions.

Please be sure to follow the rules and restrictions with fire and travel.  Carry extra water and a fire extinguisher in your vehicles.

RWEACT — together with the Rio Grande National Forest and funded through the Colorado Water Conservation Board, the Department of Local Affairs, and the Office of Emergency Management – works to promote partnerships and actions that provide for public safety and resiliency of communities and watersheds of the Rio Grande Basin of Colorado. More organizational information can be found at

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