Temporary Fossil Creek Road Closure And Construction


Coconino and Tonto National Forest workers will be improving areas along Fossil Creek Road (FR708) and the Childs Road (FR 502) from Oct. 17 through Oct. 22.

On Monday, Oct. 17, Fossil Creek Road will be closed temporarily between the Fossil Creek Springs Trailhead and the historic Irving Power Plant.

The road will reopen Tuesday, Oct. 18, although visitors can expect periodic traffic delays and heavy equipment construction in the area throughout the week.

Access to Fossil Creek will be limited and popular campsites may remain unavailable during construction.

Construction work includes installing new barriers and expanding trailhead parking.

Camping and fire prohibitions remain in effect for the area.

For more information, call the Red Rock Ranger District at (928) 203-7500 or visit www.redrockcountry.org or www.coconinoforest.us.


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