We conducted surveys on 33 trails within National Forests in Colorado and Montana to test whether forest fires affected recreation demand. Data were collected on actual and intended number of visits. A count data travel cost demand model was estimated by pooling actual and intended visitation responses in both states. Results indicate that Montana hikers take more trips yet have lower net benefits ($12/trip) than do Colorado visitors ($55/trip). The annual value of trips taken decreases in both states as areas recover from crown fires providing support for the National Fire Plan in terms of fire prevention and suppression.