The 416 Fire and other high-profile blazes won't be the last wildfires to cause concern in Colorado.
Ranches, ski resorts and national forests have closed during their peak tourism seasons because of the blazes in southwestern Colorado.
National forests and parks in Arizona and New Mexico have already been shut down as precautions.
Take a moment to picture Colorado in your imagination. You’re probably seeing mountain vistas with postcard-perfect evergreen forests.
There are between 200,000 and 500,000 sage grouse in the West, down from a peak population of about 16 million.
As Garden of the Gods, Conundrum Hot Springs and Hanging Lake experience record visitors, park officials are scrambling for solutions.
The plan designed to limit visitors to 615 per day and help preserve the lake's fragile ecosystem is still awaiting a formal record of decision from the Forest Service.
The agency announced it's working with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in a coordinated review.