Bear Trap Fire Area and Road Closure Order

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains

Albuquerque, NM, May 3, 2022 – An Area and Road Closure (Order 03-0725) has been issued for National Forest System lands as described below and as depicted on the attached map as Exhibit A, within the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest, Socorro County, New Mexico. This Order will be effective on Tuesday May 3, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. and shall remain in effect until September 1, 2022, or until rescinded, whichever occurs first.

The purpose of this Order is to protect public from wildfire and post wildfire hazards and provide for firefighter safety during wildland fire suppression and emergency operations on the Bear Trap Fire.

Closed National Forest System roads (NFS), trails, trailheads and campgrounds included in this closure are:

National Forest Roads (NFR) that access the fire area are closed to through traffic consist of:

  1. NFR 549 located at the North and South Forest Boundaries
  2. NFR 476 at Forest Boundary
  3. NFR 330 at Forest Boundary
  4. NFR 96 at Forest Road 478
  5. NFR 220 entire road
  6. NFR 138 entire road
  7. NFR 52 at Forest Boundary

Closing the listed roads will close these campgrounds:

  1. Hughes Mill Campground
  2. Beartrap Campground

National Forest Trails that are closed are:

  1. Trail 65
  2. Trail 64
  3. Trail 36
  4. Trail 37
  5. Trail 38
  6. Trail 91

Any violation of this prohibition is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations, or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both (see 16 U.S.C. § 551, 18 U.S.C. § 3571(b)(6), 18 U.S.C. § 3581(b)(7)).

For more information on Bear Trap Fire or this order contact:

Magdalena Ranger District Office: 575-854-2281

Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands Supervisor’s Office: 505-346-3900

The official order 03-0725 posted on the Cibola NF & NGs website under Alerts & Notices.

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Bear Trap Fire Closure Map: Order 03-0725 Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & Grasslands

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