After a major dose of monsoon energy, fire restrictions across several national forest lands in New Mexico are changing. In a series of news releases Thursday morning, officials say the toughest restrictions will be lifted on most areas of the Valles Caldera and the Lincoln, Cibola, Carson and Santa Fe National Forests by Friday morning.
Starting with the Valles Caldera National Preserve, National Park Service Spokesman David Krueger says the area will lift its Stage II and Stage III fire restriction at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 24. With that, most of the park will be open for exploring, including “the full extent of its backcountry vehicle route,” according to the NPS.
The park has been closed since late April due to extreme fire danger.