All fires are banned in Rocky Mountain National Park until further notice.
Due to the continued extreme fire danger, extended weather forecast, and current level of fire activity in the state of Colorado, park officials have announced a ban on all fires within Rocky Mountain National Park. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.
Campfires, including charcoal briquette fires, are not permitted anywhere within the park. However, petroleum fueled stoves and grills will still be permitted in developed campgrounds, picnic areas, and in designated wilderness campsites. Stoves must be able to be turned on and off. Smoking is also prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle, or stopped within a developed paved area devoid of vegetation for at least three feet. Visitors are reminded to properly extinguish all lighted smoking materials and dispose of properly. Fireworks are always prohibited within the park.
It is the responsibility of each person to know and obey the existing regulations about fire in Rocky Mountain National Park. There are always fire restrictions in the park.
Closures due to the Cameron Peak Fire
The Cameron Peak Fire moved into Rocky Mountain National Park on Saturday, September 6, and has encompassed approximately 7,050 acres in the Cascade Creek, Hague Creek and Mummy Pass Creek drainages in steep thick beetle killed forests with significant standing dead trees as well as dead and down fuels.
Old Fall River Road will remain closed to all uses until further notice.
Included in this closure is:
Closed cross country travel zones include:
Numerous wilderness campsites are also included in this closure area.
These rules are always in effect:
Fire safety tips:
Check out the National Weather Service’s Rocky Mountain National Park weather decision support page to learn more about current weather conditions, including fire weather.
For further information regarding fire conditions, regulations, recent and ongoing fires in the park, please contact the Information Office at (970) 586-1206.
Last updated: September 23, 2020