Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area is closed until future notice due to fire activity in the area. The Last Chance fire began Sunday near the area of the Falls and has spread across 39,000 acres. The fire is currently 20% contained in steep and rugged terrain.
|Air Tanker Over Last Chance Fire. Photo courtesy of inciweb|
HWY137 is closed at 408 (Dark Canyon Road) by State Police blockade
Dark Canyon Road is closed at Hidalgo Road
Sitting Bull Falls Road is closed.
|Last Chance Fire Boundary Map|
This fire has really caught my attention. I was at sitting bull falls only a few weeks ago. The fire danger was moderate and the forest service was allowing open campfires. The Last Chance Fire prompted me to compile information about what to do if caught hiking in a wildfire. You can read about it here.
You can read about my recent trip to Sitting Bull Falls here
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