Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

Date: June 24, 2021
Contact: Dan Johnson, (435) 781-7700

Dinosaur, CO & Jensen, UT – Due to current and forecasted weather, along with the hazardous fire potential created by extremely dry conditions, Dinosaur National Monument will implement Stage 2 Fire Restrictions at 12:01am on Friday, June 25, 2021, and continue until further notice. Restrictions for the monument include prohibition of:

  1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove fire, even in a developed recreation site or improved site. Petroleum-fueled stoves and lanterns will still be allowed.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle.
  3. Fireworks are always prohibited in Dinosaur National Monument.

The use of fire by visitors in the monument is regulated to protect monument resources and visitors. The intent of Stage 2 Fire Restrictions is to reduce the number of human-caused fires during periods of very high fire danger, by decreasing potential sources of ignition.

Northeastern Utah & Northwestern Colorado are currently experiencing critical fire conditions including extremely dry fuels, above normal temperatures, low humidity, minimal precipitation, and competition for firefighting resources, as many fires ignite across the west. Fire restrictions in Dinosaur National Monument are established in coordination with adjacent land management agencies and local governments in Colorado and Utah. Counties and federal lands in Northwest Colorado are also moving into Stage 2 Restrictions.

Any violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000, or imprisonment up to six months, or both.

For specific details on fire regulations within Dinosaur National Monument, please call (435) 781-7700 or email us at e-mail us. You may also follow dinosaurnps on social media such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.   Read More