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  • Nesting season closures in effect: Lynx Lake, Granite Mtn, Thumb Butte, Verde R.

    Climbing areas on Granite Mountain and Thumb Butte are closed yearly from February 1 - July 15 to protect peregrine falcon nesting habitat during the breeding season. Violating the closure area is a Class B Misdemeanor under Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations 261.8(a) and could result in a fine of $150. For more information, please visit our Climbing webpage.

    Areas near Lynx Lake and the Ladders area of the Verde River are closed yearly from December 1 - June 30 to pretect Bald Eagle nesting habitat during breeding season.  For more information please see the Lynx Lake Closure Order and the Ladders Closure Order.


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