WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Several forest roads on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest are still closed to vehicle access due to public safety and resource damage concerns related to wet, muddy and hazardous conditions.
Almost all roads on the east side of state Highway 64 and south of the Grand Canyon National Park boundary, except for the area known as the Upper Basin north of the Coconino Rim, are closed to motorized travel until conditions improve. Over-snow vehicles are exempt from the closure.
The roads on the west side of state Highway 64 south of the Grand Canyon National Park boundary remain open. However, motorists may also encounter wet conditions there and are urged to use caution.
On the east side of state Highway 64, the area known as the Upper Basin north of the Coconino Rim, along with Forest Road 307, remain open to motorized vehicles with four-wheel-drive capability.
All potential visitors to the Tusayan Ranger District should contact the district office at (928) 638-2443 prior to traveling in order to check current closures and conditions. As soon as conditions improve, forest managers will lift the motor vehicle restrictions, and the roads will be reopened to motorized travel.
For additional information on the Tusayan travel restrictions, please visit http://tinyurl.com/yaewtb6.