Restrictions & Closures


Fire Restrictions

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in Effect

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions prohibits all open fires and campfires, explosive use, as well as welding and cutting torch devices. Smoking is allowed in a vehicle or indoors. In addition, all chainsaws and other internal combustion engines, including motorcycles and ATVs, must have spark arresting devices that are property installed and in working order. 

No fireworks of any variety. Unlike earlier restrictions, individuals with recreational burn permits from Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue (SSFR) for fire pits at private residences are prohibited from burning under Stage 2, as well as the use of open charcoal grills.


Fire Districts

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue
Chuck Cerasoli - 970.879.7170

North Routt Fire Protection District
Mike Swinsick - 970.879.6064

Oak Creek Fire Protection District
Chuck Wisecup - 970.736.8104

West Routt Fire Protection District
Trevor Guire - 970.276.3511

Yampa Fire Protection District
Machia 'Ky' Cox - 970.846.2169

Routt County Office of Emergency Management
David 'Mo' DeMorat - 970.870.5551


Yampa River 

Please practice appropriate river etiquette, fish handling techniques and conservation ethics. Thank you for Respecting the Yampa! 


CLOSED For Commercial Operations


VOLUNTARY CLOSURE for Recreational Users

Water temperatures in the Yampa River are on the rise moving above the allowed threshold and triggering the City of Steamboat Springs to enact commercial and voluntary recreational closures for the Yampa River starting at 12:01am, Thursday, July 8, 2021. The closure will remain in effect until rescinded.