Granite Tors trail and campground re-opened

Smoke from the Nugget Creek Fire in an undated photo. (John Dougherty/KTVF)

The Alaska State Parks re-opened Granite Tors Trail. The trail has been closed for several weeks because of the nearby Nugget Creek Fire.

The 17,294 acre blaze was started in June by lightning. The fire is burning in a limited management area between mileposts 29 and 40 of Chena Hot Springs Road.

Fire officials are monitoring the fire to make sure it doesn't cross the Chena River.

The Mastadon Trail, Nugget Creek public use cabin and river access road at mile 37.7 remain closed.