Author Topic: Great Divide #5 & #6 New Mexico National Forest closures 5/18/22  (Read 2265 times)

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Offline CMajernik

The Carson and Santa Fe National Forests will implement forest-wide stage 3 closures on Thursday, May 19, at 8 AM. Fire danger remains extreme with record conditions only expected to worsen over the foreseeable future. These closures will be rescinded after significant moisture has been received and overall conditions improve. The Cibola National Forest will issue stage 3 closures within the Mount Taylor, Mountainair, and Sandia Ranger Districts, also on Thursday, May 19, at 8 a.m.

The route goes through the Carson National Forest on #5 map B, the Santa Fe National Forest on #5 map C. It goes through the Cibola National Forest, Mount Taylor Ranger District, on #5 map C and #6 map A.

Southbound, here is a paved detour from near the CO/NM state line to Abiquiu, NM: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39474735

Southbound, here is a paved detour from Abiquiu to Cuba, NM: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39474867

From Cuba, you can choose to ride the Chaco Alternate to Grants (#5 map C), or you can stay on the main route until you reach turn T, 164.3 miles. The following detour uses CR 75 (a paved road) that crosses a very short stretch of the Cibola National Forest, Mount Taylor Ranger District. CR 75 is open to the public.  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39500715

From Grants, you will need to ride the El Malpais Alternate to Pie Town (#6 map A) to avoid the Cibola National Forest, Mount Taylor Ranger District.

On #6 map B you will ride the route until you reach turn H, 64.8 mi. At that point you'll need to see this post to avoid the road closure on the Gila National Forest: https://forums.adventurecycling.org/index.php?topic=17341.0

We will keep this information updated as we hear more.

« Last Edit: May 20, 2022, 02:15:08 pm by CMajernik »
Carla Majernik
Routes and Mapping Program Director

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Offline RustyCrank

Re: Great Divide #5 & #6 New Mexico National Forest closures 5/18/22
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2022, 09:17:12 pm »
The Abiquiu to Cuba, NM link I believe should be https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36951173
It's currently the same as CO/NM state line to Abiquiu, NM link

Thanks so much! I'll be out there in two weeks. Much appreciated.

Rob
« Last Edit: May 18, 2022, 10:06:04 pm by RustyCrank »
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Offline CMajernik

Re: Great Divide #5 & #6 New Mexico National Forest closures 5/18/22
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2022, 10:08:52 pm »
Thanks for letting me know. I've corrected the link in the original post.
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
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes

Re: Great Divide #5 & #6 New Mexico National Forest closures 5/18/22
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2022, 10:14:50 pm »
I'll be using the digital maps for the first time in a month. Are the reroutes updated to the GPS files by chance? Thanks.
-jason

Offline CMajernik

Re: Great Divide #5 & #6 New Mexico National Forest closures 5/18/22
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2022, 11:49:13 am »
Jason - From the Ride with GPS links, you can download them as a gpx file.
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
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes

Offline Drew6949

Re: Great Divide #5 & #6 New Mexico National Forest closures 5/18/22
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2022, 07:48:04 pm »
I sure do appreciate that ACA is keeping up with the fire closures, and that you offer RWGPS links for workarounds.  I purchased the GDMBR maps via Bicycle Route Navigator (BRN), and they seem very helpful with lots of good information.  I use RWGPS a lot, both for drawing routes and for navigating in Randonneuring Brevets. 

Is it possible to get the GDMBR routes as RWGPS files?  Is there a way to convert the ACA routes on BRN to RWGPS files?  This would make editing much easier, so I could simply add the detours. 

FWIW, I'm riding northbound starting June 8.  Any suggestions appreciated!

Drew

Offline CMajernik

Re: Great Divide #5 & #6 New Mexico National Forest closures 5/18/22
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2022, 12:13:19 pm »
Drew:
You'd have to purchase the GPX data, then upload it into RWGPS. There is no way to go from the BRN to RWGPS.
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
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes

Offline mwesselhead@gmail.com

Re: Great Divide #5 & #6 New Mexico National Forest closures 5/18/22
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2022, 05:46:49 pm »
Very grateful for your help, Carla!  We are starting headed north.  Silver City tomorrow then on to the alternate.

Offline CMajernik

Re: Great Divide #5 & #6 New Mexico National Forest closures 5/18/22
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2022, 10:27:41 am »
As of June 24, the Cibola National Forest in New Mexico has lifted its stage 3 closure restrictions. Southbound: on map 5C, at turn T, you can stay on the main route to ride to Grants. On map 6A, from Grants, you can stay on the main route to ride to Pie Town.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2022, 10:36:08 am by CMajernik »
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
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes

Offline TwoVTriders

Re: Great Divide #5 & #6 New Mexico National Forest closures 5/18/22
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2022, 03:25:42 pm »
Hello! 
Wondering if you have any info on the Sante Fe and Carson route closures?  It appears that the Forests are mostly re-opened, but I note that the route status has not been updated   We expect to be headed thought that area early next week.
Thanks!
Nat

Offline amywally

Re: Great Divide #5 & #6 New Mexico National Forest closures 5/18/22
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2022, 11:44:43 am »
The Santa Fe National Forest has reopened.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2022, 10:39:43 am by CMajernik »
Amy Wally
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Offline ntaylor

Re: Great Divide #5 & #6 New Mexico National Forest closures 5/18/22
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2022, 11:29:59 am »
And as of 7/19/22, Carson NF lands traversed by the GDMBR have reopened.

Nathan
ACA