Temporary Closure of Yaqui Ridge Trail

This closure order is still in effect as of September 24, 2021.

In accordance with regulations and the delegated authority provided in Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations (“36 CFR”), Chapter 1, Parts 1-7, authorized by Title 16 United States Code, Section 3, the following regulatory provisions are established for the proper management, protection, government and public use of those portions Coronado National Memorial under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service. Unless otherwise stated, these regulatory provisions apply in addition to the requirements contained in 36 CFR, Chapter 1, Parts 1-7.

I. 36 CFR §1.5 – VISITING HOURS, PUBLIC USE LIMITS, CLOSURES, AND AREA DESIGNATIONS FOR SPECIFIC USE OR ACTIVITIES

(a)(1) The following visiting hours and public use limits are established for all or for the listed portions of the park, and the following closures are established for all or a portion of the park to all public use or to a certain use or activity:

Closures:

-Coronado National Memorial: closure of the entire Yaqui Ridge Trail, south of Joe’s Canyon Trail to the international border. This closure is connected to the Border Wall construction project and micro-blasting relating to that project. The other trails, main park road, picnic area, and Montezuma Pass will remain open, unless otherwise indicated. Only areas south of Joe’s Canyon Trail on Yaqui Ridge Trail will be closed to all entry for the duration of the construction project.

This closure is in effect to allow for an abundance of safety for the visiting public to the Memorial as well as those undertaking the work related to Border Wall construction.

Grounds are defined as all agency owned lands, within the jurisdiction of the National Park Service.

This closure applies to members of the visiting public and does not apply to National Park Service employees, official government contractors, or other governmental employees acting within the scope of their duties as related to related to the Border Wall construction project(s).

This closure will go into effect beginning at 00:00 hours (12:00 a.m.) Monday, July 13, 2020 and will remain in effect until rescinded.

This closure will be lifted when it is safe for the public to return.

Signed July 9, 2020

Allen S. Etheridge
Superintendent

Last updated: September 24, 2021

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