Boulder County Parks & Open Space closes 12 areas due to extreme fire danger


BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Boulder County Parks & Open Space officials announced Wednesday that due to the extreme fire danger and in accord with the United States Forest Service closure announcement, the closure of the following properties to public use until further notice:

  • Anne U. White
  • Bald Mountain
  • Caribou Ranch
  • Castle Rock climbing area
  • Grassy Top
  • Hall Ranch
  • Heil Valley Ranch
  • Hessie trailhead
  • Mud Lake
  • Reynolds Ranch
  • Sugarloaf Mountain
  • The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks has also closed the Fourth of July trailhead.

BCPOS said that between COVID-19 and active wildfires, public safety resources are already strained. There will be increased ranger patrol in all closure areas.

BCPOS also asked for the public to support first responders by practicing responsible recreation and avoiding any fire-related activities. During this challenging time, help emergency personnel by staying away from active fire areas and recreating only in the eastern parts of Boulder County. Go to for a list of county open properties and for the latest information on City of Boulder trail closures.

Boulder County map of closure areas

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