With cooler fall weather and minimal fire activity, many trails and roads that have been closed since July are open again.
Twisp River Road and all trails except Slate Lake are open. The North Lake trail is open, but closed where the Cedar Creek trail branches off.
All campgrounds on Twisp River are open except the Road’s End campground, which was already closed because of hazard trees from a previous fire.
The western portion of Little Bridge Creek is open, but the east side is closed up and over Thompson Ridge to the Chickadee area.
North Cascades Highway
Access to climbing Burgundy Col, Snagtooth Ridge, and Silver Star Mountain is open from the Willow Creek/Highway 20 Hairpin locations.
Driveway Butte and Cutthroat Lake trails are open. The Cedar Creek trail is closed.
Early Winters, Klipchuck and Lone Fir campgrounds are open.
Cub Creek Fire
The Cub Creek drainage is open. In the West Chewuch area heading toward Thirtymile, the Lake Creek trail, North Twentymile trail, Buck Mountain trail, and Andrews Creek trail are open, but all roads and trails west of that area are closed. All campgrounds in the area are closed except for Camp 4. Dispersed camping within the area is also closed.
The road between the Andrews Creek trailhead and Thirtymile trailhead is closed for road repair.
On the Boulder Creek side, the road is open to the junction with Forest Road 39. The Tiffany Springs and Freezeout Ridge trails are open. Forest Road 37 is closed at the junction of Trail 369 because of the Muckamuck Fire.
Eightmile, Falls Creek, Doe Creek, Brevicomis Creek, Leroy Creek, Junior Creek, Bromas Creek and other side drainages are still closed. All other campgrounds and trails in the Chewuch area remain closed.
The Loup Loup campground is closed but is scheduled to reopen on Friday (Oct. 1).
For more information, call the Methow Valley Ranger District at 996-4000.