The Spud Rock Fire was reported on August 13 at approximately 4:30 p.m. It is estimated to be approximately 760 acres as of August 30th. It is located within a network of trails in the Manning Camp area, approximately one half mile east of Manning Cabin and west of the junction of the Heartbreak Ridge Trail and the Switchback Trail that leads to the Spud Rock Campground. The fire is 100% contained as of Sepetember 12.
For current fire conditions and updates for the Spud Rock Fire visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6969/
The Mica Bowl Fire was reported on August 14 at approximately 9 a.m. It is estimated to be approximately 24 acres as of August 18. It is located east of the Arizona Trail, below the northern-most section of the Fire Loop Trail.
For current conditions on the Mica Bowl Fire visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6970/
While all trails and campgrounds are open at this time, hikers should use extra caution and stay on the trail when hiking through burned areas. There may still be some fire burning, including within stump holes causing weak and unstable ground which may be difficult to identify. Trails may be slick with fallen pine needles or ash and some fire weakened trees may still fall. Watch for flash flooding, rolling debris and erosion during rain events. It is also possible
that smoke may settle into low areas overnight, including within campgrounds.
Visit our Current Conditions page for a full listing of closures associated with the fires.
Backcountry hikers and campers should be aware of their surroundings and are also encouraged to check Recreation.gov for campground closure information prior to departing the trailhead.
Saguaro National Park 24-hr Fire Info Hotline (recorded message): (520) 733-5150
Fire Information on Inciweb
Arizona Fire Information
Southwest Coordination Center Fire Information (Saguaro National Park = AZ-SAP)
National Fire Information
Last updated: September 12, 2020