Small Fire Near Twin Sisters Trailhead In Rocky Mountain National Park

Fire on Twin Sisters July 11, 2016
Firefighters "Cold Trail" the fire to ensure it is completely out.  Cold trailing is a technique where firefighters run their bare hands through the ashes to ensure the fire is cold and out.

Courtesy Rocky Mountain National Park

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News Release Date: July 11, 2016

Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

This morning, Monday, July 11, Rocky Mountain National Park visitors notified officials that they saw smoke and flames near the Twin Sisters Trailhead. Estes Valley and Allenspark Fire Protection District and Rocky Mountain National Park firefighters responded to the scene. The fire was contained to a 20 feet by 20 feet area. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The quick response from interagency partners made a difference in quickly suppressing and containing this fire. 

There are always fire restrictions in place at Rocky Mountain National Park. Campfires are only allowed within designated campfire rings at select locations in the park, including picnic areas and campgrounds. 

Last updated: July 11, 2016

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