Recreation


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The Carson National Forest offers unlimited recreational opportunities in any season. The magnificent mountain scenery and cool summer temperatures lure vacationers to enjoy the peace and quiet, for fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking. Winter activities include skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

For our visitors' situational awareness

A forest-wide closure order this week prohibiting public access to the 1.5-million-acre forest is in effect, due to active wildfires on the forest and extreme fire danger. The closure is expected to persist until the forest receives significant moisture and conditions have improved.

Recreation Map

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Recreation Conditions Report

Area Name Status Area Conditions
70 Moto Trail Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Agua Piedra Campground and Group Shelters Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Cabresto Lake Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Camino Real Ranger District Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Canjilon Lakes Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Capulin Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Cebolla Mesa Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Cimarron Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Columbine Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Comales Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Cuchillo Del Medio Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Duran Canyon Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
East Fork Santa Barbara Trail 26 Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
East Fork Trail 56 Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Echo Amphitheater Picnic Site Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Echo Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
El Rito Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Elephant Rock Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Fawn Lakes Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Goat Hill Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Hopewell Lake Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Junebug Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
La Bobita Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
La Junta Canyon Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
La Sombra Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Las Petacas Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Lower Hondo Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
McCrystal Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Middle Fork Trail 24 Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Rio de Los Pinos Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Santa Barbara Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Trout Lakes Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Twining Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Upper La Junta Campground Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Upper Lagunitas / Lower Lagunitas Campgrounds Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Valle Vidal Unit Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
West Fork Santa Barbara Trail 25 Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Wheeler Peak Summit Trail #67 Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger
Wheeler Peak Trail 90 Closed Closed due to extreme fire danger

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