Fire danger closes Pima County trails
With wildfires raging all over Arizona, Pima County is taking preemptive measures by closing trails and trail heads that allow access to the Coronado National Forest and Rincon District of Saguaro National Park starting Thursday.
Closures are expected to remain in place until the summer rains reduce the elevated wildfire threat, according to a county press release.
Besides closing the two parks, the county is banning smoking in Agua Caliente Park and restricting open flames in other parks.
The following county trails or trail heads will be temporarily closed:
Areas to remain open:
The county will not issue any permits to Cienega Creek Nature Preserve and Empirita Ranch until the Coronado National Forest closure is lifted.
The public should use extreme caution with any flammable materials in parks. Updates on trail closures can be found at Pima County’s website, and for more information about the fire restrictions on state and federal lands the public can visit the Southwest Coordination Center's website.