Below are general guidelines for dispersed BLM camping. Before going to an area it is a good idea to research it for any changes, closures, etc.
BLM Campsites/Areas will be linked in the drop down box above under Colorado BLMS and Dispersed Camping as they are added here (Note: July 7, 2017) Click here for additional information on Colorado BLM
Minimum Impact Camping includes using previous campsites. Camp at least 200 feet away from lakes and streams and pack out any trash you create as well as any that you find if possible.
Fire pans are metal trays used to contain campfires and prevent soil blackening from the fire and are recommended for use on BLM lands. Remember to let coals cool and pack them out.
NOTE: All or some fires may be banned on any given day due to fire danger. Check posted signs, check with rangers and on websites as well as local weather reports.
Use existing fire rings rather than building new ones. Use only dead or downed wood for campfires or your own. Note: check to be sure firewood brought from home is allowed due to pest control issues.
Do not put cans, bottles, aluminum foil or any non-burnable trash into the fire ring. Burn logs to ashes then douse with water. MAKE SURE YOUR FIRE IS COMPLETELY OUT – Don’t burn down a forest!
Camping is limited to 14 days at any one site within any 30-day period.
After 14 days you must move at least 30 air miles away from the perviously occupied site.
You may not leave any personal property unattended for more than 48 hours.
You must pack out what you pack in.
Avoid camping within 200 feet of any water source.
Follow all local fire orders.
Do not leave campfires unattended.