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
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.