Rain really is a good thing for more reasons than one. One of those reasons is we can now go camping and responsibly use a campfire again in Rocky Mountain National Park. The park banned all campfires last month because of the threat of wildfires in Colorado, but as of yesterday lifted part of that ban.

Campfires are now permitted in campgrounds, some backcountry campsites and designated picnic areas.

The park usually allows campfires in designated fire rings, but the park banned those fires, as well as charcoal grilling, for the first time since September 2010.

The use of disposable or portable charcoal grills, wood fuel camp stoves and gas grills is also being allowed again at this time.