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Hermits Peak Fire

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Unit Information

New Mexico 
Santa Fe, 
87508 
New Mexico 
Santa Fe, 
87508 

Incident Contacts

  • Hermits Peak Fire Information
    Email:
    2022.hermitspeak@firenet.gov
    Phone:
    505-356-2636
    Hours:
    Daily 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Santa Fe National Forest Public Affairs
    Email:
    SM.FS.sfnfpao@usda.gov
    Phone:
    505-438-5320

Areas Continue to Reopen on the Carson National Forest

Hermits Peak Fire
Closures - 08/23/2022

TAOS, NM – August 23, 2022 – As fire crews continue to complete suppression repair and address contingency lines related to the Calf Canyon Fire, more areas in the Camino Real Ranger District will reopen at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24.
 
“Crews have been working hard to complete tasks and get these areas back open for the public,” said Acting Deputy Forest Supervisor Andrea Jones. “And that effort will continue until everything we can safely reopen does.”
 
Even with the Calf Canyon Fire at 100% containment, suppression repair remains as an ongoing activity with 470 personnel assigned to the incident. A closure order will remain in place to protect public health and safety during suppression repair and in the event of potential post-fire impacts, including debris flows and flash flooding. Visitors should maintain situational awareness at all times, especially during the monsoon season when sudden thunderstorms and lightning bring added risk to outdoor activities.
 
Roads and trails to reopen include Rio Chiquito Road (437) to all traffic, a portion of Rancho de Rio Grande Trail (18), Pot Creek Interpretive Trail (2), Forest Roads 439 and 442, U.S. Hill, Amole Canyon and a portion of the Elliott Barker Trail (1). Forest Road 440 will also reopen, but access will not be available through Forest Road 438, which will remain closed at this time.
 
The Forest Order, map and a full list of what roads and trails are open on the Camino Real Ranger District is available online,https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/carson/alerts-notices/?aid=73828. 

More areas will reopen over time as suppression repair is completed and safe to reenter. Areas directly burned by the fire or at continued risk from flash flooding may stay closed longer for safety. Short-term closures in reopened areas may still occur from time to time.