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Thursday, June 26, 2014

OAK CREEK CANYON CLOSURES

MONSOON SEASON DANGERS IN THE SLIDE FIRE BURN AREA
Coconino National Forest has announced plans to close to ALL public access areas of Oak Creek Canyon that have been affected by the Slide Fire. In addition to campgrounds and trails already closed, most of the forest in Oak Creek Canyon up to and including the switchbacks on AZ89A will be off limits begining on July 7, 2014 or with the onset of the monsoons.  Flooding, mudslides and unstable snags are of major concern. 

The following areas are currently closed due to the Slide Fire Closure Area:
  • A.B. Young Trail #100
  • Banjo Bill Picnic Site
  • Bootlegger Picnic Area
  • Call of the Canyon Picnic Site
  • Cave Springs Campground
  • Halfway Picnic Site
  • Pine Flat Campground
  • West Fork #108
  • Other trails (not mentioned here but that are in the closure area): Harding Springs, Thomas Point, Cookstove, Wilson Mountain, Sterling Pass, Jim Thompson and Casner Canyon.
OAK CREEK CLOSURE AREA  MAP & HOTLINE INFO:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3806731.pdf 

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