Passage 43 Reopens After Five-Month Fire Closure

The Bureau of Land Management’s Arizona Strip Field Office recently rescinded the fire closure order that has kept the Buckskin Mountain Passage off-limits since the Pine Hollow Fire started in July 2020. The northernmost 10.6 miles of trail between Winter Road and Stateline Campground are open again, but all Arizona Trail adventurers should use caution within the burn zone. Falling trees, unstable soils, and the possibility of flash floods during rain storms present unnecessarily hazardous conditions. Please report any trail conditions in need of repair to the ATA using the Trail Conditions Form online, and we’ll take care of it as soon as possible.