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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 Front Range Fire and Aviation Management Unit in Canon City.

Current Fire Restrictions:

Royal Gorge Field Office:

    Updated October 28, 2020

    The emergency fire protection order that was put into effect on October 22 prohibiting entry to all Royal Gorge Field Office-managed Bureau of Land Management lands in Boulder and eastern Larimer Counties was rescinded on October 28.

    Stage 2 fire restrictions were rescinded on October 28 for all BLM-administered lands in the Royal Gorge Field Office. There are currently no fire restrictions that apply to BLM-managed lands in the Royal Gorge Field Office.

    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 Royal Gorge Field Office, please call (719) 269-8500 or email. For information on fire restrictions on the Pike and San Isabel National Forests, please visit their fire restrictions story map


    San Luis Valley Field Office:

    Updated October 28, 2020

    Stage 2 fire restrictions were rescinded on October 28 for all BLM-administered lands in the San Luis Valley Field Office. There are currently no fire restrictions that apply to BLM-managed lands in the San Luis Valley Field Office.

    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. 


    Year-round tips for prevening 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.