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Mountain Village and San Miguel County under Stage 1 fire restrictions

As of June 15, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. Stage 1 fire restrictions have been put in place for all of unincorporated San Miguel County until further notice. At the same time, the Mountain Village went into Stage 1 fire restrictions to match the county's to further prevent the risk of wildfire.

The following is now prohibited in both Mountain Village (although some activities have been previously prohibited) and unincorporated San Miguel County:

  • Campfires are only allowed within designated fire grates in developed campgrounds (i.e. a metal, in-ground containment structure – fire pans and rock campfire rings are not acceptable)
  • No fires of any type, including charcoal, outside of developed areas.
  • No smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or in a barren area free of vegetation
  • No use of explosive materials, including explosive targets.
  • No welding or operation of an acetylene or other similar torch with open flame except an area that has been cleared of vegetation.
  • No operation of any internal combustion engine without a spark-arresting device properly installed and in working order.

The following acts are always prohibited on federally managed lands:

  • • The use of fireworks and other incendiary devices
  • • Leaving fires unattended or unextinguished.

The restrictions are summarized in this graphic, please feel free to share with your family, friends, and neighbors.

Additionally, the entirety of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest are under Stage 1 fire restrictions. (See map of GMUG jurisdiction.) All neighboring counties in Southwest Colorado and the San Juan National Forrest are under fire restrictions as well due to dry conditions. For a list of fire conditions and restrictions please visit and follow them on Facebook.

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