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Rocky Mountain National Park Lifts Total Fire Ban

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Date: July 12, 2012
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

The complete fire ban that was put in place in Rocky Mountain National Park on June 18, 2012, has been lifted due to current conditions. Rocky Mountain National Park always restricts campfires to designated fire grates only. Campfires are now permitted in campgrounds, select designated backcountry campsites, and at designated picnic areas. The use of disposable or portable charcoal grills, wood fuel camp stoves and gas grills is allowed. Fireworks are always prohibited within the park.    

Park visitors are urged to use caution and vigilance regarding the use of fire in authorized locations. The last time a total fire ban was in place in the park was in September of 2010, and during the summer of 2002.    

For further information on fire conditions in the park, please contact the park's Information Office at 970-586-1206.

Did You Know?

a photo of Abner Sprague buying a pass to Rocky Mountain National Park

Homesteader and lodge keeper Abner Sprague was the first person to pay to enter Rocky Mountain National Park. His fee was $3.