Portion of Fossil Creek Road closed for winter on Payson Ranger District due to winter storm activity causing unsafe conditions

Release Date: Nov 18, 2011  

Payson, Ariz. (November 18, 2011) – Tonto National Forest officials announced today that a portion of Fossil Creek Road (Forest Service Road 708) is temporarily closed for the winter.

The road is closed from 1/2 mile west of the Fossil Creek entrance to the Upper Fossil Springs Trailhead extending west and down canyon to immediately east of the Waterfall Trailhead (old Flume Trail Trailhead).

“It is anticipated that this temporary closure will be in effect until around mid-April to provide for public and employee safety due to repeat unsafe road conditions resulting from winter storm activity,” said Angie Elam, district ranger.

For further information, please contact the Payson Ranger District administrative office at 928-474-7900. The closure order is available on the Tonto National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/Tonto.

Closure Order 12-11-016

Closure Order Area Map