Alerts & Notices

Restrictions and Closures

The Carson National Forest is in Stage 2 Fire Restrictions.

Fire Information

For information about wildfires and fire restrictions, please visit our Fire Information webpage.

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. 

    In addition, the east side of the Valle Vidal is closed until further notice due to the Ute Park Fire, which is south of the Valle Vidal. Please read our news release for detailed information about this closure: Temporary Closure of East Side of Valle Vidal Unit


Forest Orders

See Forest Orders for list of Forest Orders that restrict use or close areas of the Carson National Forest.