The Coconino National Forest is reopening Tuesday at 6 a.m. after being closed for nearly two weeks.
According to the Forest Service, recent rainfall in all three districts of the forest was a deciding factor in resuming operations. The forest was shut down due to dry conditions and increased fire danger.
Stage 2 fire restrictions will be in place as the park resumes operations. Some of these restrictions prohibit starting fires and smoking unless it’s in an enclosed vehicle or building. Click here for a full list of Stage 2 restrictions.
Although the forest-wide closure is being lifted, specific closures around active wildfires like the Backbone and Rafael fires will remain in place.
Click here to find a detailed list of closure areas.