Alerts & Notices

Restrictions & Closures

Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations 261.50 (a) gives each Forest Supervisor the authority to issue orders which close or restrict use of the of described areas within the area over which he/she has jurisdiction. An order may close an area to entry or may restrict the use of an area by applying any or all of the prohibitions authorized in Title 36, Part 261, Subpart B, of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Closure Order Map


  • Forest Closure in Effect
  • Hermits Peak & Calf Canyon Fires closures and information
  • Stage 2 fire restrictions
  • Air quality advisory
  • Osha Trail (#20) impacted by wildland fire
  • Regional Motor Vehicle Code


  • Critical Camino Real Ranger District
  • Restriction of Domestic Sheep or Goats
  • Occupancy and Use Restrictions Closure Order 02-489
  • Wildlife Habitat Protection - Valle Vidal Unit Closure
  • Regional Fireworks, Explosives and Sparks Restrictions


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Public Notices

Travel Management

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.
  • From May 1 to June 30, 2018, the west side (Taos County side) of the Valle Vidal Unit in the Questa Ranger District is closed for elk calving.  You are not allowed to leave your vehicle on the west side of the Valle Vidal due to the closure.