(MAP) Closure area expanded across Snowy Range due to Mullen Fire - Casper, WY Oil City News
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(MAP) Closure area expanded across Snowy Range due to Mullen Fire

Mullen Fire in Medicine bow National Forest Sept 17. 2020 (U.S. Forest Service via InciWeb)

CASPER, Wyo — The U.S. Forest service has expanded its closure area in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest across the Snowy Range and north to the Highway 130 corridor, due to the new, 7,000+-acre Mullen Fire threatening cabins and water supplies in the area.

The Platte River Wilderness to the south is also included in the closure, which includes:

  •  Six Mile Gap Campground 
  •  Pelton Creek Campground.
  • The Douglas Creek Trail
  • Douglas Creek Trail
  • Pelton Creek Trailhead
  • Pike Pole Trailhead
  • Platte River Trail
  • Routt Access Trailhead
  • Six Mile Trailhead

The USDA Forest Service’s Emergency Order prohibits motorized traffic and human presence in the closure area, and includes a full list of roads and trails closed.

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Medicine Bow Forest closure update Sept 19, 2020 (US Forest Service.)