Just How Big Were Colorado’s 20 Largest Wildfires of All Time?
2020 could easily be considered one of the most disastrous years for wildfires in Colorado. In 2020 alone, we had three different wildfires burn well over 100,000 acres of land each.
In fact, all of the wildfires in the Top 20 in Colorado have happened since the year 2000.
Which Colorado Wildfire Burned the Most Acreage?
Changes have come to the top of the leader board over the last couple of years in Colorado as the wildfires seem to be getting bigger and bigger. For a short time, the Pine Gulch Fire that started North of Grand Junction was the largest wildfire to ever happen in Colorado until the Cameron Peak fire broke out about 6 weeks after Pine Gulch. Cameron Peak burned through 208,663 acres in total. The largest fire by far to date.
Check Out the 20 Largest Wildfires on Record in Colorado
From the Granddaddy of them all, the Cameron Peak Fire, to the unbelievable Hayman Fire in 2002 that burned 137,760 acres, Colorado is no stranger to massive infernos. Of note is that some of the largest wildfires to ever happen have all been happening in just the last few years.