MONTE VISTA – The Rio Grande National Forest has removed fire restrictions effective Friday, July 15th.  Recent moisture has reduced the fire danger throughout the middle and upper elevations of the forest.  Fire danger is still high in much of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the lower elevations of the San Luis Valley.  Stage 1 fire restrictions are still in place on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service.
Visitors to the Rio Grande National Forest are reminded to continue to be careful with fire and to make sure campfires are completely extinguished before leaving an area.