No fires allowed in the Rocky Mountain National Park

If you're taking a family vacation, and the Rocky Mountain National Park is on the agenda, know that there will be no fires allowed. On Friday park officials announced that due to the continued dry weather and fire danger they have banned all fires within the national park.

The park is now under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. You can download or print a Colorado fire restriction guide by clicking HERE. What it basically means is that there are no campfires allowed. Also, there is no charcoal grilling allowed. If your camper is outfitted with petroleum-fueled stoves or grill they are allowed but only in developed campgrounds, picnic areas, and designated backcountry campsites.

Many may not know but the Rocky Mountain National Park is always under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. That means that campfires are allowed but only in designated campfire rings in picnic and campground areas. It's been 6 years since the park was under "No Fires allowed" Stage 2 Restrictions.