• Photo of golden aspen with Hallet Peak in the background. NPS Photo by J. Frank

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

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Big Meadows Fire

Photo of firefighters using an existing avalanche chute as a natural barrier to perform a burn out operation on June 14, 2013.

On the afternoon of June 14, to prevent the fire from moving to the south, firefighters use an existing avalanche chute as a natural barrier to perform a burn out operation.

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The Big Meadows Fire is considered 100 percent contained after no smoke being visible for more than 30 days and over 5 inches of rain. The fire is at 653 acres. The fire will not be officially called "out" until winter snowfall.

All trails and backcountry campsites have reopened. All major roads and facilities in Rocky Mountain National Park are open as are our neighboring communities of Grand Lake and Estes Park.

The park has set up a recorded Fire Information Line at (970) 586-1381 which will be updated when new information on the Big Meadows Fire is available.

Click here for a map of the Big Meadows Fire

Visit the News Releases page for previous updates on the Big Meadows Fire.

Click here to return to the Current Fires page.

Did You Know?

a photo of gneiss (a metamorphic rock)

The oldest rocks in the park are metamorphic (biotite schist and gneiss) estimated at 1.7 billion years old, making them some of the oldest rocks within the National Park System.