There’s a burn ban in effect for Denver Mountain Parks

You might have noticed that it’s been very hot and dry, and there’s a big fire burning in the mountains.

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You might have noticed that it’s been very hot and dry, and there’s a big fire burning in the mountains.

So it’s not surprising that Denver Mountain Parks has announced a burn ban for parks in Jefferson, Clear Creek and Douglas counties.

The parks affected by the ban include: Bergen Peak, Fillius, Genesse, Katherine Craig, Lookout Mountain, O’Fallon, Pence, Bell, Cub Creek, Dedisse, Elephant Butte, Berrian Mountain, Newton, Red Rocks and Little Park in Jefferson County;  Echo Lake, Summit Lake, Hicks Mountain, Pence Mountain and Forsberg Park in Clear Creek County; and Daniel’s Park in Douglas County.

A burn ban means:

  • no fires except “a recreational fire within a permanently constructed fire grate in a developed park, campground, or picnic area”
  • no smoking except in an enclosed vehicle or building, at a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area that is completely barren and free of all combustible materials
  • no open burning
  • no fireworks of any kind
  • no outdoor activities that produce spark or flame

You can still use propane grills while the burn ban is in effect.