CDTC posts the most up-to-date information we have received regarding closures, restrictions, and other notices along the official route of the CDT here, as well as on our Twitter account, during business hours. If you have any information regarding new incidents, please let us know at

For information regarding others areas in which you may be traveling, please refer to Inciweb for a national list of currently active fire incidents and to the local land manager for other trail closures and restrictions.

Please note that road names given in suggested reroutes may not match road names in Google Maps and other mapping applications based on OpenStreetMap.

Current fire bans and restrictions along the trail are listed below – please observe all fire restrictions along the CDT!

This page represent up-to-date information impacting travel on the CDT regularly updated by the CDTC staff. Click on the (!) points within the map for detailed information.

Rio Vallecitos Log Bridge

Carson National Forest

High water flow crossing | Mile 746 | FarOut Mile 727.7

Updated 5/30/23

A naturally fallen tree has been used for 8+ years as a log bridge across the Vallecitos River. The log bridge is gone, and rivers are currently running high after a respectable snowpack and wet spring. Please use caution if attempting to ford the river where the CDT crosses.

For more information please contact the Carson National Forest – (575) 758-6200

Hopewell Lake Campground Timber Removal

Carson National Forest

Timber Removal | Mile 757 | FarOut Mile 737.7

Updated 5/30/23

For health and safety considerations, timber removal work is being done in the Hopewell Lake Campground. It is recommended that CDT users avoid the area until after June 7, 2023. Consider FR-91B as an alternate route.

For more information please contact the Carson National Forest – (575) 758-6200

Trail Reroute – Chain Of Craters

Chain Of Craters | BLM

Trail Reroute | Prescribed Burn | Mile 480 | FarOut Mile 470 | GPS: 34.864667, -108.220556

Updated 5/30/23

The Bureau of Land Management will be implementing prescribed burns along the Chain Of Craters area North of Pie Town, NM and South of Grants, NM. Ignition times will vary depending on weather conditions but are expected to take place between May 30th and June 2nd. A short (roughly 1 mile) reroute of the CDT is expected. This will occur on and around CDT mile 480, FarOut mile 470. Signs will be posted by BLM at the trailheads. Please use caution while traveling through the Chain of Craters area.

We will update this notice as more information becomes available.

For more information regarding the Chain Of Craters prescribed burns please visit this link.

For MT Fire information you can check out this link here.

Fire Restrictions

Fire restrictions for lands the CDT passes through are listed roughly south-to-north by state. If you aren’t sure which national forest, park, or BLM unit you’ll be visiting on your CDT adventure, find out using the map above by clicking the section of trail you plan to visit. Please note that the definitions of “Stage 1” and “Stage 2” fire restrictions vary slightly by agency.

Water Report