Rocky Mountain National Park open despite wildfire |

Rocky Mountain National Park open despite wildfire

DENVER, Colorado – A wildfire is still burning in a heavily wooded part of Rocky Mountain National Park but hasn’t expanded its boundaries much.

Fire managers on Monday estimated that the fire was burning on about 888 acres. That’s down from the 1,500 acres they estimated before mapping flights were done.

The park remains open but two trails have been closed to make way for equipment and firefighters. Cow Creek Trial and North Boundary Trail are closed as is McGraw Ranch Road.

Lightning is believed to have sparked the fire, which was reported Wednesday.

In southern Colorado, a fire in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve has burned 5,440 acres. Firefighters say higher humidity over the weekend helped hold down growth.

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