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Established as Saratoga West
in 1860, incorporated as Hot Sulphur Springs in 1903






Pioneer Park is closed to camping until further notice. The Disc Golf Course remains open at this time along with day use activities. Thank you for your cooperation. Please contact Town Hall at (970) 725-3933 with any questions.

Watering Restrictions for Town of Hot Sulphur Springs

August 24, 2020

Dear Residents of Town of Hot Sulphur Springs;

The Town Board of Trustees has adopted TOWN OF HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS, COLORADO RESOLUTION NO. 2020-8-22: A RESOLUTION ADOPTING OUTDOOR WATERING RESTRICTIONS IN THE TOWN OF HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS, COLORADO AND IMPOSING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF at the last regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday August 20, 2020. This resolution was presented in response to Grand County imposed Stage 2 fire restrictions, lack of rain, increased fire danger, and moderate drought conditions.

Conservation of water is of great importance in Colorado but especially during drought conditions. In order to maintain water supply for all customers in the Town and retain water resources in the event they are need to combat wildfires while under drought conditions, the Town desires to adopt restrictions as to the use of treated Town water for irrigation and outdoor use; and impose penalties for violations. The following watering restrictions have been approved and are to become effective starting August 24, 2020 and run through September 30, 2020:

  1. Residents of Town may use treated Town water to irrigate lawns, trees, shrubs, and other outdoor uses every third day between the hours of 6 PM and 9 AM starting as follows: Addresses ending in 0, 1, 2, or 3 start August 24, 2020; Addresses ending in 4, 5, or 6 start August 25, 2020; and Addresses ending in 7, 8, or 9 start August 26, 2020.
  1. Conservation techniques are recommended by the use of xeriscaping, drip hoses, timers, and shut off nozzles.
  1. Watering will only be allowed on the days designated in paragraph 1.
  1. Water wasting (water that runs off your property) is not allowed.
  1. Fines-The following penalties apply for violations of this Resolution: First – Warning, Second - $25 fine, Third - $50 fine, Fourth - $100 fine
  2. Property owners that have access to non-treated raw water sources please clearly post in public view.

The Town of Hot Sulphur Springs Board of Trustees and Staff appreciates your cooperation and attentiveness to water conservation during these dry conditions we are experiencing. A copy of this resolution can be provided upon request. Please contact Town Hall at (970) 725-3933 with any questions.


Robert McVay, Mayor

Town of Hot Sulphur Springs

Grand County Stage 2 FIRE BAN

Grand County Stage 2 Fire Ban is in effect regarding open burning. Remember that one spark can cause a devastating wildfire, be safe!

Williams Fork Fire 08 30 20 update

Williams Fork Fire  Sunday, August 30, 2020
Public Information: (970) 445-2910  Media Information: (970) 445-4941 
Size: 12097 acres  Containment: 10%  Location: SW of Fraser, Colorado
Total Personnel: 385 personnel  Incident Commander: Tony DeMasters
Cause: Human caused  Williams Fork Fire Reaches 10 Percent Containment
Containment of the Williams Fork Fire is now at 10 percent. The line of containment is near CR 30 along the western edge of the fire extending south to Darling Creek. The additional containment has been accomplished after several days of hard work; including construction of control lines, burning (utilizing aerial and hand ignition), and mop up operations. This has included extinguishing stump holes, burning logs, and other pockets of heat to ensure the fire’s edge is cold.
Crews continue utilizing heavy machinery to thin the dense timber along St. Louis Creek Road (FS 160). Steady progress is being made in cutting, limbing, and chipping vegetation, providing additional clearing along the road which will serve as a containment line if the fire moves into the St. Louis Creek valley. Due to the distance and amount of vegetation required to be removed, the work will take several days.
A combination of bulldozers, masticators and hand crews are spending their third day constructing a fire line west of Fraser. The work includes clearing of thick timber and removing potential fuels in addition to tying the line into roads and other features. When complete, the line will help protect the community and provide for fire suppression if the fire were to reach the area.
Weather: A second day of wetting rain dampened the fire on Saturday, reducing fire activity. The precipitation received will assist in slowing fire growth into next week. Beginning today, a dry and breezy pattern with increasing temperatures and lower humidity is forecasted. The drying pattern is anticipated throughout the coming week, with a potential for red flag conditions consisting of very low humidity and sustained wind possible by the end of week.

Pre-Evacuation Notice Lifted as Wetting Rain Dampens Williams Fork Fire
Yesterday Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin lifted the pre-evacuation notice for Aspen Canyon, Morgan Gulch, and Henderson areas, referred to as “Area 2” on the evacuation pre-planning maps. The Sheriff’s Office also opened CR 3 (Ute Pass) from Highway 40 near Parshall to Highway 9 in Summit County. CR 30 remains closed. The Forest Service closure area around the Williams Fork Fire remains - the closure prohibits all people not associated with the fire operations from entering the area by any means of transportation including by foot.
The fire should remain fairly calm today as a passing cold front moves through. High humidity and cooler temperatures will help firefighters suppress the fire as they take advantage of favorable conditions. However, parts of the fire received sufficient rain that may create muddy conditions for heavy machinery moving on slick mountain roads.

Facebook Fire Update: A fire update will be hosted on the @WilliamsForkFire Facebook page, live tonight at 5 p.m. Due to the reduction in fire activity, live updates will be discontinued beginning Monday. However, future live updates will be provided if fire conditions change.
The update will be closed captioned in real time through an online streaming text service for the deaf or hard of hearing populations. You do not have to have an account to view videos on Facebook.
Evacuations: While being reviewed, area 1 remains under pre-evacuation. Residents and guests to the area can receive emergency notifications by signing up for CodeRED at and downloading the mobile app to their phones. Area road closures are also listed on that web page.
Forest Closures: The U.S. Forest Service has a large closure order in effect west of Winter Park and Fraser that includes roads, trails and campgrounds. All areas within the closure are closed. Please visit for details. Visit for updated information about hunting and wildlife.
Fire Restrictions: Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect in Grand County.
Fire Prevention: While the team cannot accept donations, there is something residents can do for the firefighters: remove overgrown vegetation around your homes and be prepared in the event an evacuation ordered. Download a Grand County Ready, Set, GO! Action Guide or visit to learn how.

For official fire information, maps and photos, please visit

Williams Fork Fire 08 18 20

Williams Fork Fire
TuesdayAugust 18, 2020
Public Information:(970445-2910
Media Information: (970445-4941
Size:   Approximately 6,627 acres        
Human Caused 
Location: SW of Fraser, Colorado       
Total Personnel:    Approximately 192 with additional resources arriving 
Incident Commander:  Dave Gesser                                                                                                                                      
Temporary change in weather conditions help firefighters keep Williams Fork Fire growth minimal yesterday 

The Williams Fork Fire was active on its interior today but did not grow substantially in size due to northeast winds. A smoke column could be seen over the fire but that was mostly from interior pockets of unburned fuels being consumed. 

A complexity analysis for the Williams Fork Fire was conducted over the weekend and as a result, a Type 1 Incident Management Team will assume command of the fire by Wednesday morning. The team brings additional resources and a depth of experience working on larger, more complex fires. 

Today’s focus continues on protecting infrastructure and high resource values in the area.  

The Grand County Sheriff has launched the Williams Fork Fire Pre-Plan Map for pre-planning and preparation purposes. Currently, there are no standing evacuation orders for residential areas, including the Fraser Valley. For the most current information and to sign up for CodeRED Emergency Notifications please go to It is also recommended that all residents and visitors in Grand County download the CodeRed mobile application for cellular devices. Currently there are no evacuation orders for the Fraser Valley. 

The U.S. Forest Service has a large closure area in effect west of Winter Park and Fraser that includes roads, trails and campgrounds. Please visit for details. 

The team appreciates the generosity of the community and understand that people want to help with the Williams Fork Fire. Please know that our emergency responders and evacuees are well equipped and supplied with food, water, and other supplies.  Please understand that we are unable to accept donations and instead suggest donations to the American Red Cross and our local shelters would be most appreciated.   
Evacuations: None.  
Temporary Flight Restrictions: Temporary flight restrictions (TFR) are in effect around the entire fire area. Remember, that temporary flight restrictions also apply to unmanned aircraft systems (drones). 
If you fly, we can’t!

For further information, please visit the following links:     Inciweb:   



Hot Sulphur Springs Residents, Business Owners & Citizens;

During these challenging times, please be assured Town Staff will continue to provide essential services throughout the Town of Hot Sulphur Springs. We are taking appropriate measures to insure the health and safety of Town Staff. The water in Hot Sulphur Springs is safe to drink and there is no evidence of the COVID-19 being transmitted through drinking water. The Town's water treatment plant is designed to stop viruses from contaminating the drinking water. A treatment criteria set forth by the State of Colorado is not only being met, but are exceeded. 

Please remember that alternatives to toilet paper such as: paper towels, baby wipes and disposable wipes SHOULD NOT BE FLUSHED DOWN TOILETS. These products can cause costly and unsanitary wastewater backups in homes and businesses.

Town hall will be closed to the public until further notice in response to the COVID-19 Virus. Town Hall will  continue to be staffed at this time, but there will be no physical access to the building. All scheduled meetings and events are currently cancelled, and will be rescheduled at a future date. Limited resources are available by phone at (970) 725-3933.

The Town of Hot Sulphur Springs appreciates your cooperation in helping to keep the Town safe and moving forward in a positive direction. In these trying times, it is important we come together as a community to help one another.

Robert McVay
Mayor, Town of Hot Sulphur Springs

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Powell Panel in Pioneer Park

New interpretive panel has been installed in Pioneer Park. The 150th anniversary of the voyage of John Wesley Powell and members of the Powell expedition were properly recognized and celebrated this past year in Hot Sulphur Springs.

Grand Quilt Trail

The Candy Store
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Pioneer Village Museum
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Hot Sulphur Springs

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HOT SULPHUR DAYS 2020 Cancelled

 Hot Sulphur Days

It is with regret that the Hot Sulphur Days Committee announces that Hot Sulphur Days 2020 will be cancelled.  State regulations related to Covid-19 forbid large gatherings making it impossible to hold our town celebration.  While this is disappointing we are hoping to schedule a shortened event later in the summer.

To help people who are coping with the Covid-19 epidemic the Hot Sulphur Days committee is donating $500 to the Grand County Rural Health Network.  We hope that this donation will help in supporting both the physical and mental health of Grand County residents.

Town of Hot Sulphur Springs Proclamation May 24, 2019 John Wesley Powell & Middle Park Five Day

Hot Sulphur Springs Library

 Hot Sulphur Springs Library Reopened
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Pioneer Village Museum

Pioneer Village

Pioneer Village Museum lies at the East end of Hot Sulphur Springs just off Highway 40 on Byers Avenue. Discover early tools of Grand County inhabitants, pioneer clothing and historic Grand County artifacts on display at the museum housed in the original Hot Sulphur Springs school. The skiing display details the humble beginnings of a major Colorado industry right here in Hot Sulphur Springs. Another featured display includes 8,500 year old artifacts of Windy Gap, which have revolutionized archaeological thinking. Besides the historic buildings on site, the largest artifacts at Pioneer Village are the Spreader, an early railroad snowplow, and the Winter Park Ski Train caboose, which was once a visitor information center at the ski area.