Rocky Mountain District
Fire management in Colorado is an interagency partnership among federal, state and local entities. BLM-managed lands within Colorado are broken into four Interagency Fire Management Units: Northwest Colorado Fire Unit in Craig, Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Unit in Grand Junction, Southwest District Fire Unit in Montrose and Rocky Mountain District Fire in Canon City.
Current Fire Restrictions
Year-round tips for preventing wildfires:
- Keep campfires small and under control.
- Ensure that campfires are dead out. If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.
- Keep a shovel and water nearby to douse escaped embers.
- Do not park or idle vehicles in tall dry grass. The heat from the vehicle can spark a wildfire.
- Do not allow chains to drag from vehicles or towed trailers.
- Fireworks are never allowed on federally managed lands.
Updated August 11, 2021
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions were rescinded for BLM Royal Gorge Field Office-managed lands in Boulder, Gilpin, Larimer, and Weld counties on August 11 (link to signed rescission order).
There are no fire restrictions that apply to BLM-San Luis Valley Field Office lands at this time.
Year-round wildfire prevention measures still apply on BLM-administered public lands in Colorado. These prohibit:
- Leaving a fire unattended or unextinguished.
- Possession, discharge or use of any fireworks.
- Discharging of a firearm using incendiary or tracer ammunition.
- Burning, igniting or causing to burn any tire, wire, magnesium, or any other hazardous or explosive material.
- Operaing any off-road vehicle on public lands unless the vehicle is equipped with a properly installed spark arrester pursuant to 43 CFR 8343.1 (c).
For more information on fire prevention measures in the San Luis Valley Field Office, please call (719) 852-7074 or email. For information on fire restrictions on the US Forest Service-Rio Grande National Forest, please visit their website or call the Forest Supervisor's office at (719) 852-5941.