Is the AFM site open to the public?
A fatality occurred at the site in 1996 while an individual was ‘crawling’ stairs with an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) inside one of the AFM structures. In response, the BLM officially closed the interior of the AFM buildings to public entry on January 21, 1997. In addition to closing the interior of the AFM structures to public entry, the closure order also banned: use of fireworks; detonation of explosive devices or rockets; painting of graffiti and possession of paint or spray paint cans; and restricted motorized vehicles to existing dirt roads. The closure order further restricted use of the AFM site to daylight hours only (sunrise to sunset). Although the interior of the structures are closed to public entry, the site is open to passive viewing from outside existing fencing.