Look here for general information about the fire program on the Forests and Grassland. For the latest information about local prescribed fires or wildfires call our fire information line at 970-498-1030.
The most effective way to prevent mishaps is to adequately prepare for your trip. Knowledge of the area, weather and limitations of your body can help ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Most areas of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests are currently affected by the Mountain Pine Beetle outbreak, in addition to the other safety pointers, please also follow the 10 tips for planning a safe trip in Bark Beetle areas and recreation around hazardous trees.
Fire Restrictions are now in place on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests. Please check our fire restriction page for the latest. Currently the Boulder Ranger District is in Stage 2 restrictions and the rest of the districts are in Stage 1 restrictions.
Visitors to the Beaver Brook and Witter Gulch Trails may be temporarily stopped on the trails while construction blasting takes place at Upper Beaver Brook Reservoir. The Reservoir is on private land and no construction will take place on the National Forest. The temporary stoppage on the trails is a safety measure to protect our visitors. More information about the reservoir construction project can be found at: www.lookoutmountainwaterdistrict.org/category/storage-increase-ubb-2016/
A 1,040 acre area south of Nederland is closed to target shooting, pending further collaborative visioning for a long term strategy that provides safer, more sustainable recreational sport shooting opportunities. Click following link to read the full press release: U.S. Forest Service extends, expands temporary shooting closure
Starting June 20th through November 2016 visitors to the Butler Gulch Trail will be unable to use the trail Monday through Friday due to power pole replacement activities occuring in the area. visitors to Jones Pass may experience short-term delays as helicopters carrying equipment pass overhead. For more information and maps of this project visit: www.fs.usda.gov/goto/arp/sulphurupdates
Roadside hazard tree removal will begin on Aug. 10 on the Water Board Road (FSR 128) in Grand County near Fraser and Tabernash. Closures will be rolling as work progresses along the road and some trailheads might be effected. Through travel will not be possible. See map