Black Feather Fire Road and Trail Closures Update









Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a) and (b), the following are prohibited on the National Forest System (NFS) lands, roads, and trails in the Coyote and Cuba Ranger Districts, Santa Fe National Forest, described below and shown on the attached map incorporated into this Order as Exhibit A (the “Described Area/Roads/Trails”):


  1. Going into or being upon the Described 36 C.F.R. § 261.53(e).
  2. Being on the Described 36 C.F.R. § 261.54(a).
  3. Being on the Described 36 C.F.R. § 261.55(a).




Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:


  1. Persons with Forest Service Permit No. FS-7700-48 (Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order), specifically exempting them from this Order or a written determination by a Forest Service authorized officer that a permit is not required under 36 C.F.R. § 251.50(e)(1) or (2).
  2. Any Federal, State, or Local Officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting resource in the performance of an official duty.
  3. Landowners who need to cross NFS lands or roads in the closure area in order to access their private property.



The Described Area is within Township 22 North, Range 2 East, Sec. 29 and 32; Township 21 North, Range 2 East, Sec. 5; Township 22 North, Range 2 East, Sec. 32 and

33; Township 21 West, Range 2 East, Sec. 4, 7, 9, 16, 17 and 18; Township 21 West,

Range 1 East, Sec. 1 and 12; Township 22 North, Range 1 East, Sec. 25, 26, 35, and 36;

Township 22 North, Range 2 East, Sec. 29, 30.


The Described Area includes all National Forest System lands within the following area: beginning at Corralitos trailhead (#452) at Resumidero campgrounds, following Forest Road (FR) 93 for 5.5 miles in a southerly direction; then in a south-southwesterly direction for 1.5 miles to FR 70; then following FR 70 in a westerly direction for 0.35 miles to Penas Negras trailhead (#32); then following Penas Negras trail (#32) in a northerly direction for 7.1 miles to the junction of


Penas Negras trail (#32) and Rio Puerco Trail (#385); then following Rio Puerco trail for 0.3 miles in an easterly direction; then leaving the Rio Puerco trail (#385) and traveling in an easterly direction for 0.7 miles to Oso Creek; then following Oso Creek in an easterly direction for 2.25 miles to Corralitos Trail (#452); then following Corralitos trail (#452) for 1.4 miles to the trailhead at Resumidero Campground (1.4 miles).


  • Penas Negras Trail # 32 within the San Pedro Parks Wilderness is Corralitos Trail # 452 is used to delineate the closure.




The purpose of this Order is to protect public health and safety and the safety of all personnel working the fire.




  1. This Order shall be in effect from August 21, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. through December 31, 2023, at 12:00 a.m., unless rescinded.
  2. A map identifying the Described Areas/Roads/Trails, is attached, and made part of this Order as Exhibit A. For a digital version of this Order and Exhibit A, go to
  3. Unless otherwise expressly defined in this Order, the terms used in this Order are defined by the regulations of the Secretary of Agriculture, 36 C.F.R. Chapter II, Parts 200-299. If there are terms in this Order that are not expressly defined in the Order or 36 C.F.R. Chapter II, Parts 200-299, their meaning shall be determined by their plain language definitions.
  4. A violation of the above prohibitions is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations, or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or both. 16 U.S.C. § 551; 18 U.S.C.
  • § 3559, 3571, and 3581.
  1. Contact the Coyote Ranger District in Coyote, (575) 638-5526, or the Cuba Ranger District in Cuba, (575) 289-3264 and Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Santa Fe, (505) 438-5300, for more information about this
  2. This Order supersedes any previous Orders prohibiting the same or similar acts on the same Described Areas/Roads/Trails.


Signed and issued on                19 day of August 2023.




Shaun Sanchez

Forest Supervisor


Digitally signed by SHAUN SANCHEZ Date: 2023.08.19

10:15:03 -06’00’


Santa Fe National Forest