Author Topic: Great Divide Section 5 Map C - Santa Fe National Forest closure - June 1, 2018  (Read 2471 times)

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Offline CMajernik

Beginning June 1 the Santa Fe National Forest is closed to all recreation due to extremely high fire danger. This affects the route between Abiquiu and Cuba, NM. You will have to detour around the forest on highways.
Southbound, from Abiquiu, go 6.4 mi. NW on US 84, then turn left on SR 96 for 35.7 mi., then turn left following SR 96 for 12.9 mi., then turn left onto US 550 for 3.7 mi. to Cuba, and rejoin route.
Northbound, from Cuba, go 3.7 mi. N. on US 550, then turn right onto SR 96 for 12.9 mi., then turn right following SR 96 for 35.7 mi., then turn right onto US 84 for 6.4 mi. to Abiquiu, and rejoin route.

June 4 update - A bike shuttle between Abiquiu and Cuba is available. Please call ahead in advance to arrange, Vince Keating at Rebel's Roost in Cuba, 505-258-0231. Rebel's Roost is a hostel, located at 6526 US 550. Camping is available also.

The forest will reopen when rain falls. Here's the link to check: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/santafe/alerts-notices
« Last Edit: July 03, 2018, 02:20:07 pm by CMajernik »
Carla Majernik
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Offline Bluedog225

Thanks CM! 

Do you have any info on the Carson closure?' I am in Abiquiu and may need to skip ahead as the road options north are pretty bad. Narrow and no shoulder. Any idea where to get back on?' Thanks Tom

Offline CMajernik

Here is a detour to head north due to the Carson National Forest being closed to fire danger.

Northbound detour: from Abiquiu, ride northwest on US 84 for 6.5 mi. SR 96 turns right leaving the route. Continue on US 84 for 36.3 mi. US 64 joins the route. Continue north on US 64/84 for 13.9 mi. At Chama, ride north on to SR 17. Continue on SR 17 for 15.4 mi. to the intersection at turn B on Map B. Rejoin route.

We don't know the road conditions on the highways, or any service locations. If you need services going southbound or northbound, Abiquiu is the best place.
Carla Majernik
Routes and Mapping Program Director

Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring people of all ages to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x218, 406/721-8754 fax
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Offline JHamelman

The Santa Fe NF has reopened. They have information on Central and Northern NM forests on their page here:

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/santafe/home/?cid=fseprd583219

Best,
Jennifer
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