The Caja del Rio area in the Española Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest is now open to motor vehicle use. The area had been closed to motor vehicles since September 27, 2013, due to extensive damage from heavy rainfall.
Drought conditions have limited food sources for wildlife; therefore we are expecting a high occurrence of bear sightings this year. Although bears are beautiful to look at, they are wild creatures and can be dangerous if provoked and attracted. Click here for more Be Bear Aware information.
You brought it in heavy, why not take it out light? Be mindful of your consumption and pack out all trash when you leave the forest. Remember not to burn your trash. If you’re not camping in a developed camp or picnic ground, remember the Leave No Trace principles. Visit: http://www.lnt.org/ for Leave No Trace information.
Some trails near and within the Pecos Wilderness are closed due to potential flooding from the Jaroso Fire. Other trails within the Wilderness are not recommended for travel due to numerous post fire hazards.
Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), the following acts are prohibited on all National Forest System lands managed by the Jemez Ranger District as described below, within the Santa Fe National Forest, Sandoval County, New Mexico. The "closure area" is described below and depicted on the attached map, herby incorporated into this Order as Exhibit A (the "Thompson Ridge Fire Area").