Still enjoy outdoors during fire season


VALLEY — Although the 2018 fire season is in full swing, this region continues to offer spectacular outdoor recreational opportunities.

The Rio Grande National Forest is open, with Stage 1 fire restrictions.

Come and enjoy the rural communities of Lake City, Creede, South Fork, and Del Norte.  Find out more about these towns at or or or or check out the Silver Thread Scenic & Historic Byway info at

Please be sure to follow the rules and restrictions with fire and travel.  Carry extra water and a fire extinguisher in vehicles.