Prescribed Burn Planned Walnut Canyon National Monument
Contact: Cecilia Shields, 928-526-1157 x228
Prescribed Burn Planned at Walnut Canyon National Monument
FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA – The National Park Service will be conducting a prescribed pile burn on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Walnut Canyon National Monument. These piles are small hand piles which will be closely monitored to ensure good consumption and minimal smoke impact. The piles are located between the Walnut Canyon Visitor Center and U. S. Forest Road 303. The Legal is T 21 R 8 Sec 25.
Smoke may be visible but Island Trail is partially open and the Rim Trail is fully open to visitors.
If there are any questions regarding the planned ignitions please contact Chief Ranger, John Portillo at 928-526-3367.
Walnut Canyon National Monument is located about 7.5 east of Flagstaff. From Interstate 40, take exit 204 and head south. The Visitor Center is located at the end of this 3 mile road.
Did You Know?
Original proposals in 1915 called for establishment of a Cliffs National Monument at Walnut Canyon. The name was changed to Walnut Canyon National Monument to avoid confusion with a nearby railroad siding, mill town, and post office called Cliffs.