While a fraction of the size of the Spring Creek Fire, the Lake Christine blaze has forced hundreds of evacuations.
Park officials said the decision was based on the extreme fire danger and the large number of visitors expected this month.
Some researchers say our language needs to change as droughts become less temporary and more permanent.
It’s up to cities and towns across the state to make individual decision about fire danger.
Arizona is renewing a focus on a drought contingency plan for the shrinking supply of Colorado River water, and other Western states are paying close attention.
The tourist attraction suspended service after a fire in the San Juan National Forest June 1.
A lack of rain and snow set up the perfect conditions for wildfires and intense drought.
Fire officials say the growth was largely in terrain that was difficult for crews to reach.
Just because the wildfire danger has passed doesn't mean the risks brought on by drought have too.
The 416 Fire and other high-profile blazes won't be the last wildfires to cause concern in Colorado.