April 4, 2019: Trail 70 is now open in a new alignment that spans between Watkins Gate Road and Watkins Gate Spur. A new section of Trail 65 between Parker Flats Road and Eucalyptus Road is now open for recreational use. The Army has completed munitions cleanup in these areas. Please stay on the designated routes marked by BLM – the trails are still new and are sensitive to disturbance.
Trail 56 and Trail 57 between Hennekens Ranch Road and Addington Road were reopened for recreational use on February 22, 2019.
Work areas enclosed by temporary fence are currently closed. Trail 62 is currently closed for active cleanup operations. Due to this work, Trail 61 (which leads into the current work areas) is also closed. Please continue to check this web page for updates.
The prescribed burn planned for Unit A was not conducted in 2018 because the required combination of weather and other factors to meet the burn prescription did not occur. While the prescribed burn was postponed to a future burn season, the Army is conducting munitions work in interior portions of Unit A. As of January 17, 2019, trails within Unit A are closed.
Access Corridors may be closed within the exclusion zones during work activities, but will remain open the rest of the time to allow for passage through the National Monument.
Thank you for complying with the temporary trail and road closures while the Army’s munitions cleanup is in progress. For your safety please Mind the Signs, and continue to call the Army’s information line (1-800-852-9699) with your feedback and if you have any questions. Thank you.
The map below shows current trail closures as well as Access Corridors.
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- Draft Final Site-Specific Work Plan, Munitions and Explosives of Concern Remedial Action
- Final BLM Area B – Units A, B, and C Prescribed Burn Plan
- Presentation from the May 23, 2017 Project Kick Off meeting