TRAVEL MANAGEMENT and Seasonal Closures
Travel Management restrictions are in place. There are seasonal closures on the Carson National Forest. Please refer to the Motor Vehicle Use Map or call the local ranger district office.
Tres Piedras Ranger District at 575-758-8678
A bridge replacement project will affect hunters, campers and visitors to the Lagunitas Campground Area and Cruces Basin on the Tres Piedras RD. A pre-fabricated concrete bridge will be installed on FR 87 where it crosses the San Antonio River at about 10 miles west of U.S. 285 just north of Tres Piedras. The arched, concrete bridge will replace large culverts that prevent fish passage during low flows and that have created downstream fish habitat degradation. The concrete structure will allow the Rio San Antonio to flow more naturally and restore fish habitat. Construction is scheduled to begin August 31 and will last about 30 days.
Visitors who wish to access to the Lagunitas area will have to drive through the Colorado side on Colorado CR 443 and through the Los Pinos State Recreation Area, to FR 87A and on to FR 87. Additional access is via Colorado CR 17, north of Chama, and onto the Rio Grande National Forest Road 117 into the Carson FR 87.