The Hayman Fire of 2002
In June of 2002, the largest forest fire in Colorado history changed the the landscape of Lost Valley Ranch for generations to come. Hundreds of firefighters fought the fast-moving fire, which burned 133 homes, 138,114 acres, and forced the evacuation of 5,340 people. Smoke could be seen and smelled across the state.
The fire was not contained until July 2, 2002 and was finally brought under control on July 18, 2002. The Hayman Fire had devestating impact, but from the ashes came new life.
We compiled a video of our memories from this day and are truly grateful that Lost Valley Ranch was able to recover from such a tragedy.