The Schultz Fire and Cinder Lakes flood area closures have been extended until Dec. 31.
The Schultz Fire area closure includes the popular fall color destinations of Lockett Meadow and Inner Basin.
The Cinder Lakes flood area includes a southwestern corner of Cinder Hills off-highway vehicle area and national forest land east of Fernwood subdivision.
The Forest Service says one of the greatest safety concerns within the Schultz Fire area is the hazard of dead trees falling over, which will be a concern for some time. The following trails and roads are closed:
Schultz Pass Road (FR 420, north of Schultz Pass/Schultz Tank), Lockett Meadow Road (FR 552), Waterline Road (FR 146), Elden Springs Road (FR 556), Little Bear Trail, Little Elden Trail, Deer Hill Trail, Inner Basin Trail, Lockett Meadow Campground and Little Elden Springs Horse Camp.
Because of drainage structures constructed to relieve flooding, the Cinder Lakes area is compromised by wet, unstable cinder surface. Officials urge people to stay out of this closure area for their own safety.