Know before you go! Fire restrictions and fire bans are common in Colorado due to our increasingly warm and dry conditions. To help out our fellow campers we have added this quick reference map to the current fire restrictions and fire bans in Colorado. Make sure to check this to get an idea of the fire restrictions and fire bans that may be in effect in the area you will be camping in.
We do not maintain or update this map ourselves. If you want to know when the the last time the map was updated follow the map link to it’s own page and it will say when this was last updated.
Colorado Fire Restrictions and Fire Bans Map
Below is a Google map of Colorado. The counties are color coded to give campers or those that are planning camping trips a quick reference to the fire restrictions that may be in place.
Interactive Fire Ban Map Information:
Click on the map to show the information links for each county and fire restriction.
Blue: Indicates a County Enacted Fire Restriction in place.
Gray: Indicates areas that have not reported a fire restriction to Colorado emergency management.
Fire Restriction Definitions
Note: Possessing, discharging or using any kind of fireworks or pyrotechnic device is
always prohibited on National Forests.
Click the following link to see the specifics of what each stage of fire ban means.
Please Abide Fire Restrictions and Fire Bans
Campers should always be careful of the fire danger when they are out camping. Please make sure to respect any restrictions in the area. Also let your neighbors know, kindly, of any fire restrictions they may be unaware of. Please make sure to put all your fires completely out. This means no smoke or heat. We usually soak the fire ring so it is a literal ash soup, just to be sure. Even the smallest ember can reignite the fire with a small breeze. Also keep an eye out on your neighbors as well to make sure their fires are also out. When it get’s hot and dry it is too easy to have a small spark turn into a huge wildfire.
Hopefully this Colorado Fire Restrictions and Fire Bans map will help campers take the proper measures to protect and preserve the campgrounds we enjoy year round. Thank you for being a considerate and careful camper!
I’m going to be hunting next weekend in Route Forest and would like to know if I can have a camp stove?
Looks like you can still have a camp stove according to the official website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/mbr/alerts-notices/?aid=62736
Is there fire restrictions in Moffitt County north of Craig?
Click on the fire restrictions map where you are interested in. It should take you to the website that reports fire restrictions and bans for that area. Camp Out Colorado does not maintain this map or the external websites. We just put this here for easy access.
Looks like they are at at Stage 1 right now.
Is there a Fire Ban in Colorado Springs city limits?
For questions in a specific area, click that area on the map. Then follow the directions to where the most recent information is. This is usually the county websites.
Need to have the date on which the map was updated!
If you click into the Google map it will show you the last time they updated. I do not manage this map, I just post it here to help. :)
Wondering on any fire restrictions in Park county. Are any in effect.
When there is a fire ban in the area, are we allowed to have a fire in one of the metal fire cages? It will be protected, and there is a caged/fenced lid. I have a cabin in Clear County, and there is currently a ban. Thank you for your help!
You will have to check the map and the specifics of the ban. Bans usually include campfires even in a ring or pit. However, these bans often allow gas stoves. When the bans get elevated they can include gas stoves, any open flames, or sparks. This can include lighters and cigarettes. Each county sets their own limits. So unfortunately there is no neat and easy answer.
Thank you so much for the quick reply!
Where is it ok to have campfire?
You will have to check locally where you want to camp. Many places have a fire ban in hopes to keep fires from starting and endangering fire fighters. The map should have links to the websites of each area.
El Paso county website link is not found
The 1st link is all about 4th of July restrictions!
Is there a better link?
This is the best source I have found so far. If anyone else finds a better source please let me know and I will be happy to link it here.
How often is this site updated?
If you click on the source link you can see the raw spreadsheet. Here it shows when it was last edited. It looks like as of today it is nearly a month old. That in of itself is not too helpful. However, you can click the links on the maps to the counties and area you want to camp for the most up to date information. CampOutColorado.com does not maintain the fire restriction raw data, we just post it here because we think it is so useful.
Thanks for a easy place to know about fire restrictions before you go.
Sure thing! Be careful this weekend, it’s supposed to be a scorcher for 4th of July camping.