Historical Wildfire Information

 

Colorado's Fire History Facts

 

20 of 20 largest wildfires have occurred in the last 20 years (since 2001)

 

16 of the top 20  largest wildfires wildfires have occurred in the last 13 years (since 2008)

 

 

15 of top 20 largest wildfires have occurred in the last 9 years (since 2012)

 

 

11 of top 20 largest wildfires have occurred in the last 5 years (since 2016)

 

 

9 of top 20 largest wildfires have occurred in the last 3 years (2018 and 2020)

 

 

4 of top 5 largest wildfires have occurred in the last 3 years (2018 and 2020)

 

Colorado's Largest Fires by Acreage

Rank Fire Acres Year
1 Cameron Peak 208,913 2020
2 East Troublesome 193,812 2020
3 Pine Gulch 139,007 2020
4 Hayman 137,760 2002
5 Spring Creek 108,045 2018
6 High Park 87,284 2012
7 Missionary Ridge 70,285 2002
8 West Fork 58,570 2013
9 416 54,129 2018
10 Papoose 49,628 2013
11 Bridger 25,800 2008
12 Last Chance 45,000 2012
13 Bear Springs 44,662 2001
14 MM 117 42,795 2018
15 Beaver Creek 28,380 2016
16 Bull Draw 36,549 2018
17 Badger Hole* 33,421 2018
18 Grizzly Creek 32,631 2020
19 Logan 32,546 2020
20 Burn Canyon 31,300 2002

*Note: Fires that burned in multiple states