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Camp Smarter with Wildfire Prevention

From the Colorado Tourism Office

Stewardship Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Campfires are beautiful by night and many of us grew up with the tradition of gathering around the warm, glowing flames for s’mores, sing-alongs and tall tales — but in many places, fires are restricted or banned for good reason.

Colorado’s summers are typically warm and dry, making an unstable environment for fires of any kind across much of the state. Many outdoor spaces in Colorado have been impacted by the careless use of fires and the demand for firewood, while fire rings can collect unsightly trash and ashes. To prevent further damage, we ask visitors to Do Colorado Right and embrace the Care for Colorado Leave No Trace Principle, Be Careful With Fire, by following local restrictions before enjoying a campfire, fireworks or other activities that use an open flame.

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