On September 26, Tonto National Forest issued a Public Safety Closure for the following areas so firefighters could battle the #SearsFire:
- Bartlett Dam Road
- Seven Springs Road (NFSR 24)
- Horseshoe Lake
- Bartlett Lake, and
- Seven Springs recreation sites.
The closure order shall remain in effect until further notice and the signed closure order, closure area map, and available photos can be viewed and downloaded at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7218/.
These closures will impact access to the Maricopa Trail segments highlighted in the attached map. During this time, we are asking that you explore other segments of the Maricopa Trail so you don't hinder efforts by those fighting the fire.
Any changes or lifting of the closure order will be posted on Inciweb and to the
U.S. Forest Service-Tonto National Forest official Facebook page.