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


  • Order Number 02-485, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Terminated
  • Carson National Forest Offices Closed on July 3
  • Final Update for Cañada Fire on El Rito Ranger District
  • Update for Cañada Fire on the Carson National Forest, El Rito Ranger District
  • Cañada Fire on the Carson National Forest, El Rito Ranger District
  • New Fire Start on the Carson National Forest, El Rito Ranger District
  • Regional Motor Vehicle Code


  • Luna Fire Rehab Temporary Area Closure Order
  • Occupancy and Use Restrictions Closure Order 02-489
  • Wildlife Habitat Protection - Valle Vidal Unit Closure
  • Trail Closures, Aug. 20-26
  • Regional Fireworks, Explosives and Sparks Restrictions


Road Conditions

Carson National Forest Road Conditions – as of May 1, 2019

Roads on the Carson National Forest that were closed for the season are now open. However, some roads on the Camino Real District remain impassable due to snow and muddy conditions. These roads will remain closed and gated until road conditions improve. Please view a map of road conditions on the Camino Real District to see what is open or closed.  Road conditions will be evaluated daily and the map will be updated frequently.

New Mexico Road Report
Provided by the New Mexico Transportation Department; gives year round road conditions for all of New Mexico

Winter Conditions

New Mexico NRCS Snow Surveys
Snowpack information for all of New Mexico.

New Mexico Ski Report
Ski conditions service provided by SkiNewMexico

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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.