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Great Divide #5 & #6 New Mexico National Forest closures 5/18/22

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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 These closures will be rescinded after significant moisture has been received and overall conditions improve.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.

RustyCrank:
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

CMajernik:
Thanks for letting me know. I've corrected the link in the original post.

jasonwerner.6498@gmail.co:
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

CMajernik:
Jason - From the Ride with GPS links, you can download them as a gpx file.

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