Current fire danger closes all forest trails near Flagstaff
Coconino National Forest
Due to fire danger, dry conditions, and persistent wildfire activity during a time when firefighting resources are sparse, the entirety of Coconino National Forest will close for public safety, beginning Wednesday (June 23) at 8 a.m.
A full forest closure means that the public is prohibited from entering any part of Coconino National Forest at any time. Only those with private inholdings will be allowed access to their property, as well as personnel providing utility support where necessary, and firefighters performing their duties.
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City of Flagstaff
The city of Flagstaff will enter Stage Four fire restrictions at 8 a.m. on June 23, 2021 in an effort to reduce the potential for unintentional human-caused wildfires within the city limits. The city of Flagstaff cooperates with local, county, state and federal fire management agencies to ensure a coordinated effort is made in fire restrictions actions across jurisdictions.
Stage Four includes all the restrictions of the preceding stages and adds the following:
• All outdoor grills (including those with an on/off switch) are prohibited throughout the city of Flagstaff. This includes propane gas, charcoal, pellet, and any open flame grills.
• The following trail sections of the Flagstaff Urban Trails System (FUTS) that provide an entrance into the Coconino National Forest will close: Mars Hill, Tunnel Springs, Little America, Arizona Trail, Sinclair Wash, Pipeline Trail, Switzer Canyon and the Sheeps Crossing off Pulliam trail.
• Public entry/use of Observatory Mesa and Picture Canyon City Open Space lands, unless part of a group event sanctioned/supervised by Open Space staff members and/or other city staff is prohibited. This does not preclude access for Law Enforcement, Fire, or other staff in the conduct of official duties.
Coconino County (Fort Tuthill)
As a result of the SET status from the Rafael Fire and Stage 3 Fire Restrictions, Coconino County Parks & Recreation (CCPR) has closed all trails and other recreational features at affected parks and natural areas including Fort Tuthill County Park, Raymond County Park, Rogers Lake County Natural Area, and Pumphouse County Natural Area.
Trails that are closed include Soldiers, Bridge, Two-Spot, Gold Digger, and Pumphouse Nature trails, and access to the Highland Trail, Flagstaff Loop Trail, and Harrenburg Wash.
Additional recreation features that are closed include Fort Tuthill Bike Park, Fort Tuthill Disc Golf Course, the stables at Fort Tuthill, and the Archery Range at Fort Tuthill. CCPR has also postponed or refunded ramada reservation and special event fees at affected parks.
For Fire Information and a current map of fires in Coconino County, visit https://coconino.az.gov/2733/2021-Fire-Information and https://coconinocounty.maps.arcgis.com/…/index.html…
For more information, visit https://coconino.az.gov/274/Parks-Recreation