Eagle County Fire Restrictions Info

Eagle County is comprised of multiple authorities responsible for managing fire restrictions, including federal public lands managed by the United States Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, unincorporated Eagle County, towns and local municipalities.  The map below is intended to provide an overview of current applicable fire restrictions across those jurisdictions covering all land within Eagle County boundaries and is a joint effort between those jurisdictions.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage residents and visitors to take personal responsibility and prepare before a wildland fire occurs.

All updates about Eagle County fire restrictions, information and interactive map (below) can be found on this blog at: http://www.ecemergency.org/p/eagle-county-fire-restrictions-info.html

For more information about fire restrictions on federal lands, log on to: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r2/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5370444

For information about fire restrictions and information across the state of Colorado please visit: http://www.coemergency.com/p/fire-bans-danger.html

For specific questions regarding fire restrictions and status, what is allowed/not allowed under certain restrictions, please review the following media release from the Eagle County Sheriff' Office:    https://mailchi.mp/eaglecounty.us/media-release-062119-eagle-county-announces-updated-fire-restrictions-ordinance

For further clarification, please contact the Eagle County Sheriff's Office at (970) 328-8500 & press 2 for the general administration line. 

You can also view the map online as a stand alone and if you would like to incorporate the KML layer onto your maps or want to embed the map into your website, contact brandon.williams@eaglecounty.us who will be happy to assist.

Details regarding each applicable fire restriction stage type appears below the map on this page.


Eagle County Fire Restriction Categories/Map Key

No Restrictions = Green
Stage 1 = Yellow
Stage 2 = Red
Complete Ban = Black

Detailed overview

No Restrictions = Green 
  • NOTE: No explosive targets or incendiary (tracer) rounds. These are never allowed on Federal lands
  • The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage residents and visitors to take personal responsibility and prepare before a wildland fire occurs.

Stage 1 = YellowWhat is NOT ALLOWED? - 

  • ALL personal uses of Fireworks are prohibited.  
  • ANY fire not within a permanently constructed fire pit, ring, or grate on PUBLIC or PRIVATE land. 
  • Fires contained within portable devices (chimineas, grills and tiki torches with no shut off valve) on undeveloped lands. 
  • Smoking outdoors in an area that is not cleared of all combustible materials. 
  • No explosive targets or incendiary (tracer) rounds. These are never allowed on Federal lands. 
  • Using any internal or external combustion engine WITHOUT a spark-arresting device.  
  • Welding or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame in an area that is NOT cleared of at least 10 feet in diameter and NOT in possession of a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher. 

What IS ALLOWED?

  • Professional fireworks displays are allowed
  • Fires contained within permanently constructed fire pit, ring or grate on PRIVATE land; or within a fee-charged PUBLIC recreational site, such as campgrounds.
  • Fires contained within liquid fueled or gas fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices on PUBLIC or PRIVATE land. 
  • Smoking within an enclosed vehicle, building, developed recreation site, or in an area that is cleared of all combustible materials.
  • Shooting or discharging firearms on PRIVATE land or at a PUBLIC Shooting Range.
  • Using internal or external combustion engines WITH a spark-arresting device. 
  • Welding or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame in cleared areas of at least 10 feet in diameter and in possession of a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher.


Stage 2 = Red
For details, please contact the Eagle County Sheriff's Office at (970) 328-8500, press 2

Complete Ban = Black
For details, please contact the Eagle County Sheriff's Office at (970) 328-8500, press 2