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  • Upper Santa Ynez -Romero Camuesa Gate at Divide Peak 5N15.1 Temporarily Close

    The gate at Divide Peak on Romero Camuesa Rd (5N15.1) is closed. There is NO vehicle access to Big Caliente Hot Springs, Rock Camp, Santa Middle Santa Ynez Campground, P Bar Flats Campground, Mono Campground and Little Caliente Hot Springs until further notice. 

    Winter storms took their toll on Forest roads in the first few months of 2017. On the Santa Barbara Ranger District, the road into Pendola is closed as a result of a cribwall that failed one-third of a mile below where the pavement ends on East Camino Cielo. A temporary gate was installed at the end of the pavement to restrict motorized traffic into Pendola. The Forest has applied for emergency funding through the Federal Highway Administration to help with the repair work. Until we can secure the necessary funding and get the road shored up, the road into Pendola will remain closed.