|View from Bill Williams Mountain summit|
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Some Kaibab National Forest trails temporarily closed
HIKING TRAILS ON BILL WILLIAMS MOUNTAIN TO CLOSE JUNE 19, 2013
Fire season is in full-swing and again this year, due to extremely dry conditions and escalating fire dangers, Kaibab National Forest will close public access to the Bill Williams Watershed beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday June 19. This temporary closure will be in effect until conditions improve enough to reduce the risk of human-caused fires.
Closure boundaries are between 4th St/CR73 (Perkinsville Road) on the east, FR122 to the south, FR 108 on the west and I-40 to the north. This means that the hiking trails on and directly around Bill Williams Mountain including Benham Trail , Bixler Saddle and the Bill Williams Trail are off limits until further notice. Additionally---if we do not get monsoon rains soon, Arizona national forests may be temporarily closed to public entry. So, always do you homework before heading out for a summer hike.
Kaibab National Forest Fire Information Line: 928-635-8311
Forest website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/kaibab