07/16/16 - Fire Restrictions in Mesa Verde National Park
Conditions in the park are extremely dry and the fire danger is currently high. The following fire restrictions take effect on Saturday, July 16, 2016.
♦ No open fires are permitted in the park.
♦ Smoking is permitted only inside a vehicle.
The fire ban will be indefinite in duration and will be in place until the park receives significant moisture. The restrictions include all areas and residences within the park. Self-contained charcoal stoves and gas stoves are permitted at Morefield Campground and the Chapin Mesa picnic area.
The Fire Management Office monitors conditions closely and will allow campfires again, once it is safe to do so.