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What forest roads are open?

Yes.  All roadways throughout the forest are open except for areas around the Sardinas Canyon Wildfire. 

What trails are open?

All trails are accessible to the public EXCEPT trails within the area of the Sardinas Canyon Wildfire.

Where is the Sardinas Canyon Wildfire?

This map will show the general area of the fire.

Closure Order

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Carson National Forest Recreation Conditions Status

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Recent News


Forest Plan Revision

Version 2 of the Preliminary Draft Proposal Plan, Detailed Alternative Descriptions, Alternative Comparison Table, Potential Species of Conservation Concern Report and Draft Wild and Scenic River Eligiibliity Evaluation are available for public review.

Proposal to add new recreation sites to rental program

Aldo Leopold Mi Casita

The Carson National Forest is seeking to add a historic cabin on the Tres Piedras Ranger District and a group shelter on the Camino Real Ranger District to the rental program.  The next step in the process is to present the proposal before the BLM Resource Advisory Council (RAC) near the end of calendar year 2017.


The overnight rental of cabins and group shelters is popular with the public for providing a unique recreational experience staying in historic Forest Service cabins while providing revenue for the ongoing maintenance and renovation of these historic buildings.



Environmental Management Systems

Carson National Forest Environmental Management System.


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