America’s only mountain-top theme park in Glenwood Springs continues to welcome visitors for a summer filled with thrills and adventure. Due to visitor inquiries, however, we are providing guests with this update about the Lake Christine wildfire in Basalt.
We’ve recently fielded some questions about our proximity to the Lake Christine fire in Basalt, Colorado. We’d like to inform anyone planning to visit Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and Glenwood Springs more broadly, that with the exception of some smoke in the area, the fire has had little impact on our operations. The Park, including all the rides and attractions, is 100-percent open for visitors to enjoy.
The town of Basalt, where a wildfire has been burning since July 3, is approximately 25 miles southeast of Glenwood Springs. The Lake Christine fire is currently 39 percent contained.
Though most days have been clear at the Park, due to shifting wind patterns, visitors can expect to see and smell some smoke on occasion in the vicinity of Glenwood Springs. Because our guests’ health and safety is always a top priority, those with medical issues may wish consult this interactive map for air quality information.
All roads to Glenwood Springs are open including I-70 through Glenwood Canyon and continuing west toward Grand Junction. Highway 82, which connects Glenwood Springs with towns up-valley, including Carbondale, Basalt, El Jebel, Snowmass and Aspen are also all open, with normal traffic patterns.
The latest update on the fires is that crews continue to make great progress on the western flank of the fire. Additional hand lines as well as dozer lines were established and the objective in the coming days is for all of these to unite. In the northwest corner, crews will continue to build direct fire line and utilize burning operations to reduce the fuel load and secure the fire line. The southern perimeter remains quiet. Swing shift crews are patrolling this edge and assisting other divisions with operations.
For more information and regular updates on the Lake Christine fire, please visit InciWeb.