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.
Due to heavy rains and saturated soils the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland officials have closed some roads, trails, and facilities on the Boulder and Canyon Lakes ranger districts. Please use caution in all rain affected areas. Check our Flood Recovery page for closure details.
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
A temporary closure of a small spur road (Forest Road 219) off County Road 96 leading into the Coal area on the Pawnee National Grassland is now in effect to facilitate repairs to the heavily damaged road and allow recovery time to the damaged areas off the road.
Barriers currently mark where the road closure starts and will be replaced with a gate. Damage in the area occurred through use of the road in wet conditions and driving around previously damaged areas along the road, causing many user-created roads braided throughout the route. Please review a copy of the closure order and map for more information.
On 12/5/2011, Whiting Oil & Gas Corp. applied to the Royal Gorge Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management in Cañon City, Colorado, for permits to drill two new oil and gas wells on Pawnee National Grassland.