The National Interagency Fire Center has released its current significant wildland fire potential forecast for the months of May through August.
During the key travel months of July and August, Rocky Mountain National Park is within the zone of normal wildfire potential, which bodes as good news for travelers to the park this upcoming season. A summary of the fire potential for this time period is as follows:
Above Normal - Most of California, northern Nevada, and central Oregon will continue to have above normal potential, which will also expand into eastern Oregon, southwestern Idaho, and the Great Lakes region.
Normal – Southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico and Alaska will return to normal fire potential.
Below Normal – Below normal potential is forecast for the northern Rockies.
Here's a map for the same time period:
For the most up-to-date weather conditions and forecasts for the Rocky Mountain National Park region, please click here.