Alerts & Notices


Preparation and safety are of utmost importance while recreating in the national forest.  Please observe safety alerts and notices before your excursion to the forest.  Simply knowing the current conditions, closures and alerts prepares you for a pleasurable outdoor visit, free from any surprise that could deter your fun!

Rules and Closure Orders

In order to ensure the health and safety of forest visitors now and in the future, we ask you to follow the guidelines established to protect the forest and the natural environment. Long term and temporary closure orders and prohibitions are posted on the website, posted on bulletin boards, or located in the district or supervisor’s office. Alerts and Closures are posted below, as well.

Closure and Restrictions Map


  • 03-0710 Termination of Road Closure Order for Low Water Crossing on NFSR K600
  • Stage I Fire Restrictions lifted on Mountainair and Sandia Ranger Districts
  • 03-0705 Termination Order Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Mount Taylor & Magdalena RD
  • Discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun
  • Tips on reporting suspicious activity on the forest


  • Critical Stage II Fire Restrictions: Kiowa / Rita Blanca Ranger Districts
  • 03-0704 Temporary Closure Order Road Closure for Low Water Crossing on NFSR K600
  • 03-0702 Termination of Closure Order Colorado 2 Fire
  • 03-0701 Closure Order for Colorado 2 Fire
  • 03-0700Temporary Road Closure for Reconstruction of NFSR 225
  • 03-0698 Magdalena RD: NFSR 225 Closure
  • Termination of Stage II Fire Restrictions - 03-0695
  • Temporary Trail Closures for the Mt Taylor Ranger District

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