IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Temporary Trail Closures on Safford Ranger District

Jul 25, 2012 Issues: Forest Health

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                          July 31, 2012

CONTACT:                                                                                Apryl Marie Fogel
                                                                                                   Jeb Harmon
                                                                        AprylMarie.Fogel@mail.house.gov  

                                                                                                       

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 

Temporary Trail Closures on Safford Ranger District

Trails Closed for Public Safety Following Wildfires

Washington, D.C.—The following release is from the U.S. Forest Service regarding public safety on several closed trails in the Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest:
 


TUCSON, AZ (July 31, 2012) – Several trails on the Safford Ranger District, Coronado National Forest, are temporarily closed for public safety following the Pinnacle and Trap Peak wildfires.

It is prohibited to be on the following trails:

  • Round-the-Mountain Trail #302 from the ridgeline between Gibson and Deadman Canyons, west to its intersection with the Pinnacle Trail #327 at the ridgeline between Frye and Ash Creek Canyons.
  • The upper one mile of Frye Canyon Trail #36 from 1.8 miles above the Frye Canyon Trailhead at its intersection with the Pinnacle Trail #327 to its end at the Round-the-Mountain Trail #302.
  • The upper 1 mile of Deadman Canyon Trail #70 from the old corral to its end at the Round-the-Mountain Trail #302.

 

The trails will be closed until October 1, 2012 or until the special closure order is rescinded. 

Any violation of the prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000.00 for individuals, and $10,000.00 for organizations and/or imprisonment for not more than six months.

For further information please contact the Safford Ranger District at (928) 428-4150 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
                
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