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Santa Fe National Forest reopens to visitors as fire restrictions ease

The Santa Fe National Forest will reopen to visitors on Friday, June 24 as forest officials lift Stage 2 and Stage 3 fire restrictions for most of the forest. The forest was closed for most of June as drought conditions and wildfires caused forest officials to implement a full forest-wide closure for the 1.6 million-acre forest. The closure order for the Cerro Pelado Fire area in the Jemez Ranger District will remain. The Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District will also remain closed as crews continue to contain the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire. Fire officials say visitors will be able to access lands, recreation sites, roads and trails in the Coyote, Cuba and Espanola Ranger Districts. Areas of the Jemez Ranger District that are not impacted by the Cerro Pelado Fire will be open. Forest officials say campfires will be allowed.

The Santa Fe National Forest will reopen to visitors on Friday, June 24 as forest officials lift Stage 2 and Stage 3 fire restrictions for most of the forest.

The forest was closed for most of June as drought conditions and wildfires caused forest officials to implement a full forest-wide closure for the 1.6 million-acre forest.

The closure order for the Cerro Pelado Fire area in the Jemez Ranger District will remain. The Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District will also remain closed as crews continue to contain the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire.

Fire officials say visitors will be able to access lands, recreation sites, roads and trails in the Coyote, Cuba and Espanola Ranger Districts. Areas of the Jemez Ranger District that are not impacted by the Cerro Pelado Fire will be open.

Forest officials say campfires will be allowed.

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