Wildfire near Trinidad Colorado

The Track Fire has burned more than 24,000 acres mostly north of Raton New Mexico and some into Colorado. You can find more information on the Track fire here http://nmfireinfo.wordpress.com/ and here http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2317/ there is an updated map showing the location of the fire on this website also.

I-25 has been closed from Exit 11 in Trinidad into Raton and the only way around is to go east to Branson. Its about 120 miles round trip if you go this way and there are no Services or Fuel so make sure you get snacks and fill your tank before going this way around the fire. From Trinidad you would take Highway 160/350 east, then just east of Trinidad you will take Highway 160 to 389 south towards Branson. When you enter New Mexico 389 turns into NM 551 so take that down to NM 456 to Folsom. At this point you can take NM 325 west or east down to Highway 87/64.

Link to Google Maps http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Trinidad,+Las+Animas,+Colorado&ll=36.907078,-104.000702&spn=0.684108,1.616364&t=h&z=10

The fire is only about 5% contained at this time. We were worried that it would affect Santa Fe Trail Ranch but so far it looks like the West side of I-25 in New Mexico is contained at this time.

If you have any photos to share of the fire please let us know or post them in the comments below.