Bierstadt Lake in Esters Park

Fire Restrictions & Information


Two small fires are burning inside Rocky Mountain National Park in remote locations.   One fire has been confirmed burning near Mirror Lake in the northern section of the park.  A second fire is burning in the Forest Canyon area below Trail Ridge Road between Rock Cut and Forest Canyon overlook. Trail Ridge Road remains open, unless fire conditions change. Upper Beaver Meadows Road will be closed, due to the potential of aviation operations tomorrow. 

Trail closures are in place for the Mirror Lake Trail, from the junction with the Mummy Pass Trail northbound to Mirror Lake. The Comanche Peak trail is closed from the park boundary southbound to Mirror Lake. Wilderness campsite closures include the Mirror Lake site and the Koenig stock site.  Reservations for these backcountry sites are canceled until further notice. The cause of the fires have not yet been determined.  However, a thunderstorm with lightning moved through the Forest Canyon area this afternoon.

Estes Valley Fire Protection District - Currently no Fire Restrictions

Larimer County - Currently no fire restrictions. Check here for updates

Rocky Mountain National Park - Stage 1 Fire Restrictions (always active). Check here for updates

Last Updated 8/30/2018