Pipeline Fire Forces Closure of 47 Miles of Arizona Trail Near Flagstaff

The Pipeline Fire started on June 12 near the Fort Valley Trail System and quickly consumed over 22,888 acres between Schultz Creek and Highway 89. Driven by dry conditions and winds in excess of 50 m.p.h., the fire necessitated an immediate evacuation of all campers and visitors on the Forest. On June 13, the Coconino National Forest issued an official closure order, which includes 47 miles of the Arizona Trail. Please don’t venture onto any road or trail between I-40, Highway 89, Highway 180, and Forest Road 523. This impacts the following AZT Passages:

Passage 32 (Elden Mountain) and 34 (San Francisco Peaks) from I-40 (AZT mile 573.8) and FR 523 (mile 613.5).

Passage 33 (Flagstaff Urban Route) from Buffalo Park (AZT mile 7.3) and Schultz Pass Road (mile 14.7)

No detours or reroutes of the Arizona Trail are available at this time.

For more information on the Pipeline Fire, please visit Inciweb online.