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CR 40 Closed on Public Lands in Cottonwood Creek

The Bureau of Land Management Royal Gorge Field Office is issuing an emergency closure for Cottonwood Creek (Fremont County Road 40) as a result of potential flooding concerns relating to the Hayden Pass Fire. The road closure begins as CR 40 enters BLM-managed public lands.

“Public safety is our number one concern with this road closure,” said Royal Gorge Field Office Manager Keith Berger. “The post-fire assessment team recommended closure of this road until the threat of flooding in the drainage has lessened.”

The closure only applies to motorized travel and only on that section of CR 40 on public lands.   For more information, contact the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office at 719-269-8500.