The Coronado National Forest Reopens the Remaining Segment of theArizona Trail and Additional Trails in the Bighorn Burn Scar

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The Coronado National Forest Reopens the Remaining Segment of the
Arizona Trail and Additional Trails in the Bighorn Burn Scar

 

Tucson, Arizona, March 2, 2021 - The Coronado National Forest continues to take steps to reduce hazards on designated National Forest System trails in the burn scar of the Bighorn Fire. Forest staff, in partnership with volunteers, contractors, and the Arizona Conservation Corps, completed work to assess trail conditions, remove leaning and fallen trees and shrubs, and perform trail tread work at Aspen, Butterfly, Crystal Springs, Sabino West Fork, and Pima Canyon Trails.

"Public health and safety remain our number one priority," said CJ Woodard, Santa Catalina District Ranger. "We are reducing hazards so people can recreate safely and so that our partners and volunteer groups can safely access the burned area to help re-build and restore some of these trails.  We could not have accomplished this without dedicated partners like the Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC), that worked on the Sabino West Fork Trail and cleared the remaining section of the Arizona National Scenic Trail for safe public access."

The following trails in the Bighorn burn scar on the Santa Catalina Ranger District will reopen on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 per order #03-05-05-21-01.

  • Sabino West Fork Trail #24
  • Wilderness of Rocks Trail #44
  • Pima Canyon Trail #62 (up to 4 miles in)
  • Aspen Trail #93

The Bighorn Fire closure order is set to expire on May 1, 2021. We continue to assess conditions on a regular basis and adjust the closure order as appropriate. Some sites or trails may reopen sooner than May if conditions dictate.

To view the latest closure order and browse recreation opportunities, visit our website, review these frequently asked questions or contact the Santa Catalina Ranger District office at (520) 749-8700.


 





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