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Fire Updates: New Mexico

New Mexico Public Lands What’s Open and What’s Closed Thursday, 7 July 2022

8 months ago

Information on air quality is at New Mexico Department of Health Environmental Public Health Tracking, An interactive smoke map at: allows you to zoom into your area to see the latest smoke conditions. Updated road information can be found at: This information is subject to change at any time. Inquire locally before traveling.

Fireworks are never allowed at any time on New Mexico public lands.



  • Bureau of Land Management:
  • National Forests and Grasslands:
    • Carson National Forest. The Camino Real Ranger District (southeast of Taos) is closed. Other closures that were in effect prior to the implementation of the Stage 3 fire restrictions closure in mid-May will remain so. Those include limitations in Valle Vidal and a handful of roads west of Tres Piedras, all due to elk calving.
      Campgrounds Some campgrounds will have a delayed reopening due to staff and concessionaire needs in ramping up operations, including hazard tree and branch removal. Campers should be prepared to bring their own water as it may initially not be available as campgrounds reopen.
      Trails All trails will reopen, but some remain severely impacted by windfall from the December winter squall. Not all trails have been surveyed and more may be unpassable. More info at:
    • The north half of the San Mateo Mts portion of the Cibola National Forest, Magdalena Ranger District is closed.
    • Gila National Forest All lands, trails and campgrounds in the Gila NF Wilderness District depicted on:, including the Continental Divide Trail through the Gila National Forest are closed.
    • Santa Fe National Forest Portions of the Jemez Ranger District under the Cerro Pelado Fire closure order (these are lands east and south of NM 4 to the tribal boundaries) remain closed. Most of the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, , including the Pecos Canyon and Gallinas Canyon corridors, roads and trailheads, remain closed at this time. The portions south of Interstate 25 (Rowe/Glorieta Mesa) is open. More info at:
      The following Santa Fe National Forest campgrounds and rec sites are closed:
      • Battleship Rock
      • Bluffs Fishing Access
      • Cowles
      • Dalton
      • David-Willow
      • El Porvenir
      • EV Long
      • Field Tract
      • Holy Ghost
      • Iron Gate
      • Jacks Creek
      • La Junta Fishing Access
      • Las Casitas Fishing Access
      • Panchuela
      • River’s Bend Fishing Access
      • San Diego Fishing Access
      • Soda Dam
      • Spanish Queen Picnic Area
      • Vista Linda Campground
  • New Mexico State Parks:
  • Published By:
    New Mexico Public Lands Information Center
    301 Dinosaur Trail
    Santa Fe, NM 87508
    Phone: (505) 954 - 2002