Hinsdale County Sheriff's Office
Lake City, Colorado
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   Sheriff Ron Bruce 

 Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 127 
Lake City, CO 81235

Physical Address:
311 N. Henson St.
Lake City, CO 81235

Sheriff’s Office
Phone: 970-944-2291
Fax:      970-944-2744

Emergency: 
Dial 911

Non-Emergency/Dispatch: 970-641-8200

Our Mission Statement
To ensure a safe and secure environment for all persons in Hinsdale County by providing professional law enforcement through responsive, caring, and dedicated service.



Nellie Creek Fire
Status:CONTROLED  
NELLIE CREEK TRAILHEAD is OPEN.
Check Emergency Incident Tab for more information.

Current Fire Restriction:

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will be in effect on ALL National Forest System lands within the Rio Grande National Forest, beginning May 21. 

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions is in effect on ALL National Forest System lands within the San Juan National Forest.


Stage 1 Fire Restriction:

The FOLLOWING ARE PROHIBITED:

1. FIRES, CAMPFIRES, OR STOVE FIRES, including, but not limited to, CHARCOAL

GRILLS, hibachis, and coal or wood-burning stoves.

             CAMPFIRE/STOVE Exceptions allowed:

• Campfires in Forest Service-provided, manufactured fire grates and grills

                  within Forest Service developed campgrounds and picnic grounds.

• Petroleum fueled stoves or lanterns that use gas, jellied petroleum, or

                   pressurized liquid fuel.

• Fully enclosed (sheepherder type) stove with a 1⁄4” spark arrester type                              screen.

2. SMOKING, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or in a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least 3 (three) feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

3. CHAINSAWS without a USDA Forest Service or SAE approved spark arrester. Operators must be in possession of a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher with a minimum rating of 2A and a round-pointed shovel with an overall length of at least 35 inches.

4. WELDING or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame, except in cleared areas of at least 10 feet in diameter and in possession of a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher with a minimum rating of 2A.

5. EXPLOSIVES, including fireworks, tracer bullets, and exploding targets.

For more information, please contact the San Juan National Forest at 970-247-4874 or refer to: The San Juan National Forest USDA website. 



Current Road Conditions:

Cinnamon Pass (CR. 30)................................................ Open
                                                           
              Icy Conditions May Exist!

Engineer Pass (C.R. 20)..................................................Open

                                                             Icy Conditions May Exist!

Deer Lakes Road (C.R. 50).............................................Open

Carson (C.R. 36)............................................................Open

Rito Honda (F.S. 513)......................................................Open
                                                            Icy/Muddy Conditions May Exist!

Continental Reservoir (F.S. 513).....................................Open
                                                 Icy/Muddy Conditions May Exist!

Rio Grande Reservoir (F.S. 520)..................Open to Reservoir

North Clear Creek (C.R 16/ F.S. 510)
..............................
Open
                                                            Icy/Muddy Conditions May Exist!


 

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