Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Some Good News At Last

As of sunrise on November 24, 2011, most trails on Bandelier National Monument, including trails in the backcountry, are open. Exceptions: the Falls Trail below Upper Falls on Frijoles Creek is completely washed away, and although the trail to Alcove House is open, the ladders and the cave remain closed.

Access to Bandelier via Forest Road 289 and other roads on the Santa Fe National Forest is closed.
It's not pretty out there, so enjoy but be safe. In the burned areas, watch out for hazard trees, wear old clothing, and keep an eye open for stump holes.

1 comment:

  1. The LA County Parks and Rec Board is considering a proposal to expand the golf course which would eliminate key trails in that area. If you are interested in knowing more, go to There is also a public meeting on this on Dec 8, 5:30pm at the aquatic center. It seems that at past public meetings on this have been dominated by golfers--there should be more bikers, hikers, and runners.


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