Due to persistent drought with continued hot and dry weather conditions, Mesa Verde is at Extreme Fire Danger. An Extreme Fire Danger rating means that fires have a high potential to escape initial attack. Fire restrictions are in place. No wood or charcoal fires are permitted throughout Mesa Verde National Park. Your cooperation in decreasing the potential for a catastrophic fire within Mesa Verde National Park is appreciated.
Please see below for additional details, updates, or other fire related information.
June 30, 2020
The Morefield Fire is currently holding at 46 acres in size.
June 28, 2020
Lighting Causes Morefield Fire in Mesa Verde
The Morefield Fire was reported by Park Point Lookout on June 27, 2020 at approximately 5:40 pm. This fire is located near Morefield Canyon in the southeast part of the park, about a mile from Ute Mountain Ute boundary and approximately 5 miles southeast of Morefield Campground. As of the morning of June 28, 2020, this fire is approximately 46 acres. Personnel supporting this fire include NPS, BIA, and US Forest Service employees, and include aviation resources and ground attack. The fire is currently being managed by Mesa Verde National Park.
June 22, 2020
Last updated: June 30, 2020