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Thu, Oct. 17

Roads reopen on Tusayan Ranger District

Warmer days and drier conditions have enabled managers on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest to open some previously closed forest roads. Managers lifted travel restrictions last week on roads on the east side of state Highway 64 in the area known as Upper Basin. However, a gate remains closed at the Trash Dam to westbound traffic on Forest Road 307 toward Grand View Lookout.  

The remaining roads east of Highway 64 outside the Upper and Lower Basin areas are still closed to protect the resources and provide for public safety. All roads on the west side of Highway 64 including Forest Road 328 are open.

Forest personnel are checking roads on a daily basis. As soon as conditions warrant, forest managers will continue to lift the temporary motor vehicle restrictions and reopen the roads to motorized travel.

Visitors to the area should contact the Tusayan Ranger District at (928) 638-2443 before traveling to verify conditions.

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