Cimarron Canyon opens for tourism tomorrow

Fishing in Cimarron Canyon. (Chronicle file folder)
Cimarron Canyon State Park re-opens 8 a.m. Thursday (July 19), according to a press release from the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, State Parks Division.

The Colin Neblett Wildlife Management Area, which includes hiking trails in the canyon, has also re-opened subject to fire restrictions (see below).

Cimarron Canyon State Park will still have Stage II Fire Restrictions:

  • Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove is prohibited.
  • The use of devices fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three (3) feet of the device.
  • Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.

Ute Park Fire deemed safe enough for transition