Trail closures due to the Plateau Fire in Dolores, Colorado include Boggy Draw, Bean Canyon, McNeil and McPhee Overlook trails, and access to Italian Canyon or Maverick trails. The eastern boundary comes within a mile of Highway 145. The closure encompasses an area bound roughly by McPhee Reservoir on the west, FS Road 527 on the east, FS Road 514 on the north and FS Road 249 on the south, including Boggy Draw.
The Dolores-Norwood Road is closed from the House Creek Road to Cottonwood Creek Road. Emergency staff, ranchers with livestock in the area and Kinder Morgan employees were being allowed through.
The House Creek Road, campground and boat ramp are closed, and a half-dozen campers were evacuated from the House Creek Campground about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Alternate routes to Groundhog Reservoir are via the Westfork Road, to Cottonwood Road (FR532), to the Dolores-Norwood Road north of the closed area.
Montezuma County has a call center for information on the Plateau Fire: (970) 564-4998 or (970) 564-4999