A family of three mountain bikes through green mountainside with steep peaks in the distance

Please check the Alerts & Notices page before your trip to the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Simply knowing the Forest Orders, current conditions, alerts, and closures prepares you for a pleasurable outdoor experience with no surprises! This webpage provides current information about restrictions, closures, alerts and advisories.  If you have questions regarding any of this information, please contact the appropriate office.

Regional Orders 

Learn more about the Weed Free Hay Order, Explosives and Exploding Targets and Fireworks and Spark Arrestors by clicking on the regional orders button.

Orange Warning button that takes you to Regional Orders

Emergency Orders 

04-15-23-311 - Cherry Springs Day Use Area Closure - Map - The purpose of this Orer is to protect public health and safety during the Amphitheater demolition and rebuilding activities.
Start Date: Sept. 15, 2023 Expires: Oct. 13, 2023

04-15-23-310 - Cherry Springs Day Use Area Closure - Map - The purpose of this Orer is to protect public health and safety during the Amphitheater demolition and rebuilding activities.
Start Date: July 31, 2023 Expired: Sept. 14, 2023

04-15-23-309 - Eight Mile Trail Closure - Map - The Described Trail includes the entire trail prizm for the South Fork Eightmile Trail #022, 50” or less motorized trail located in sections 4,9,10,15 Township 8 North, Range 29 East, Boise Meridian.
Start Date: July 26, 2023 Expired: Aug. 28, 2023

04-15-23-308 - Soda Springs Trail #088 Closure - The purpose of this order is to protect public health adn safety by closing the NFS Trail #088 on the Soda Spring Ranger Distct druing the Lanes Creek Timber Sale.
Start Date: July 01, 2023 Expires: Dec. 31, 2023 or Until Rescinded

04-15-23-307 - Westside Road Closure #3 Order - Map - Pebble Road (036) Closure
Start Date: June 16, 2023 Expired: Sept. 11, 2023

04-15-23-306 - Montpelier Road Closure and Map - All of Mill Hollow Road (438) and portions of Bloomington Canyon Road (426) Closure
Start Date: June 07, 2023 Expired: Sept. 11, 2023

Forest Orders 

04-15-23-217 - Food Storage Order - Updated food storage order
Start Date: June 16, 2023 Expires: Until Rescinded

04-15-23-216 -  Coffee Pot Stay Limit Order - Map - Reduce the maximum stay in CofeePot from 14 days to 5 days
Start Date: June 7, 2023 Expires: Until Rescinded

Winter Range Area - Prohibited areas of possessing or using any type of over snow vehicle of National Forest System (NFS) designated routes in described areas. 
Start Date: November 17, 2009 Expires: Until Rescinded

04-15-23-214 - Ashton/Island Park Ski Trails - Map - Prohibition of dogs, snowshoes, bikes or sleds on groomed ski trails
Start Date: January 27, 2010 Expires: Until Rescinded

04-15-23-213 - Targhee Common Loon - Map 

04-15-23-212 - Mesa Falls Scenic Walkway - Map - Areas outside the Mesa Falls walkway are closed to public entry
Start Date: January 27, 2010 Expires: Until Rescinded

04-15-23-211 - Sawtell Peak Road Closure - Map - Seasonal Road Closure Nov. 1- June 1.
Start Date: January 27, 2010 Expires: Until Rescinded

04-15-23-210 - Grandview Boat Ramp Order - Map - Boating restrictions at Grandview and Henry's Fork River
Start Date: May 7, 2010 Expires: Until Rescinded

04-15-23-209 - Big Springs Area Closure - Map - Big Spring headwaters closed to boating, rafting, swimming, wading, etc.
Start Date: January 27, 2010 Expires: Until Rescinded

04-15-23-208 - Big Hole Summer Travel - Map - Mountain Biking restrictions in the Big Holes
Start Date: January 27, 2010 Expires: Until Rescinded

04-15-23-207 - South Fork Snake River Restriction - Map - River occupancy use and rules
Start Date: January 27, 2010 Expires: Until Rescinded

04-15-23-206 - Kelly Canyon-Teton Basin Dog Order - Map - Dogs prohibited from groomed x-country ski trail in Kelly Canyon
Start Date: January 1, 2020 Expires: April 15, 2030

04-15-23-205 - Five Day Stay Limit CT - Exhibit A - Exhibit B - Exhibit C - 5-day stay limits in high use areas 
Start Date: January 27, 2010 Expires: Until Rescinded

04-15-23-204 - Crestline Trailhead Stay Limit - Exhibit A - Camping restrictions for Crestline Trailhead and FR 033
Start Date: June 15, 2020 Expires: January 20, 2030

04-15-23-203 - Construction Debris Wood Pallets - Map - Prohibition on burning construction materials and pallets
Start Date: March 13, 2020 Expires: Until Rescinded

04-15-23-202 - Wilderness Camping (Grazing)  - Map - Wilderness camping and use restrictions
Start Date: January 27, 2010 Expires: Until Rescinded

04-15-23-201 - Traffic and Alcohol - Map
Start Date: June 6, 2011 Expires: Until Rescinded

Forest Orders Interactive Map 

The viewer linked below depicts Forest Orders on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. This map is intended to be used as a supplement to the signed Forest Orders listed below. The signed Order document remains the authoritative source.   

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.

Current Conditions

Fires and Emergencies

Idaho Fire Info - www.idahofireinfo.com 
Utah Fire Info - www.utahfireinfo.gov  
Nevada Fire Info - https://www.nevadafireinfo.org/
California - California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) 
Wyoming - www.tetonfires.com

The National Interagency Fire Center posts an updated copy of the Situation Report (SIT) on a daily basis. This national report captures specific information regarding large fires, an outlook for the day, the total number of fires and acreage burned, as well as the current number of committed resources. National Incident information is also available by accessing Inciweb, a national website that captures all risk management situations in the U.S. You can access this national site at https://inciweb.wildfire.gov/


USGS posts updated water information regarding water droughts, streamflow maps, and flood and high flow information, as well as a number of other items.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides national water and climate information. Here is where you can find water supply, snowpack, precipitation, and reservoir reports, as well as streamflow forecasts and data.


The most effective way to prevent mishaps is to adequately prepare for your trip. Knowledge of the area, weather, and limitations of your body can help ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.


Current weather conditions from the National Weather Service for Idaho Falls, Idaho are updated continually.

Weather information is derived from National Weather Service data. The Forest Service is not responsible for the accuracy of this information.

Avalanche Danger

The Caribou-Targhee NF uses two areas to access avalanche danger

Bridger Teton Avalanche Center Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center


Utah Avalanche CenterUtah Avalanche Center