BLM announces continuing closure of the La Junta Trail at Wild Rivers Recreation Area

TAOS, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office is continuing the closure of the La Junta Trail at the Wild Rivers Recreation Area to the public.  The closure is required to address maintenance needs on the trail.  The closure will remain in effect until further notice.  

La Junta Point Overlook and Campground will remain open during this time.  Visitors will be able to access the River Trail and the lower parts of the canyon from the Little Arsenic Springs Trail or Big Arsenic Springs Trail.  The BLM asks the public to respect the closure of the trail.

As always, the BLM Taos Field Office reminds all visitors to take precautions when visiting public lands.  Visitors are reminded to dress appropriately, consider local weather conditions and altitude and remember your outdoor essentials – water, snacks, appropriate footwear, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.

For more information, please contact the BLM Taos Field Office at 575-758-8851.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

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