Mogollon Rim Ranger District 928-477-2255
Motor vehicle access to C.C. Cragin (aka Blue Ridge) Reservoir will be restricted beginning Sep. 8, as the main forest road that leads to the reservoir will be closed to vehicles.
Forest Road 751 will be closed at Rock Crossing campground for public safety due to construction traffic using the road, and improvements are made to the boat ramp by the U.S. Forest Service and Arizona Game and Fish Department. Improvement work will include building a retaining wall and making improvements to the road used as the boat ramp, which will provide safer and more efficient access to the reservoir for recreational boaters.
Fossil Creek Road west of Strawberry, beginning 1/2 mile west of the entrance to the Upper Fossil Springs Trailhead (34.404593, -111.567246) and extending west and down canyon to immediately east of the Waterfall Trailhead (34.40501 -111.61398) will remain closed until further notice for public safety due to the treacherous and unsafe road conditions resulting from geologic instability on rock walls resulting in frequent rock falls and slides into the road.
If you would like to hike the Fossil Springs Trail, take the road from Strawberry.
If you wish to access the creek and waterfall, you can access the area from Hwy 260 just east of Camp Verde.
FR 776 is closed at Sunset Crater Volcano-Wupatki Scenic Loop Drive (FR 545). The access to the Cinder Hills OHV Area is the junction of FR 776 at Highway 89. The OHV area can no longer be accessed from FR 545. Visitors to the Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monuments can access these sites from one of the two junctions of FR 545 and Highway 89.
The change to this access will reduce congestion on FR 545 without impacting recreation opportunities.
Forest Order 04-15-06-R restricts fires, campfires, and stove fires in portions of Wet Beaver Creek, Wet Beaver Wilderness, Bell Trail, Apache Maid Trail, White Mesa Trail, Weir Trail, Beaver Creek Campground, and Beaver Creek Ranger Station.