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Granite Mountain Recreation Area Reopens

Bradshaw Ranger District

Bradshaw Ranger District spans the Granite Mountain Wilderness area

Prescott AZ (September 25, 2013) – The Doce Fire Temporary Closure will be lifted on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at 8:00 in the morning. Granite Mountain Wilderness, Granite Basin Lake and trails in the Granite Mountain Recreation Area will reopen to the public.

The only remaining closure will be a section of the Box Culvert Trail # 620 that goes under Irons Springs; from the junction of Trail 619 to Doce Pit Road.

“I am pleased to announce the re-opening of the Granite Basin Recreation Area and would like to thank the public for the patience and understanding during the closure. When visiting Granite Mountain, I ask that visitors please be alert. Soil erosion has occurred on portions of the trails, thus exposing more rock,” advised Bradshaw District Ranger Linda Jackson.

Visitors are asked to stay on existing trails as soils are still sensitive and susceptible to further erosion. Cross country travel increases the possibility of encountering rolling rocks, stump and root holes, falling trees and loose soils from rains.

If you have questions, contact the Bradshaw Ranger District at (928) 443-8000.

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