La Junta Trail closed at Wild Rivers Recreation Area

The Rio Grande at Wild rivers (Chronicle file photo)

The Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office has temporarily closed the La Junta Trail at the Wild Rivers Recreation Area to the public. The closure is required to address potential safety concerns on the trail. The closure will remain in effect until further notice. 

La Junta Point Overlook and Campground will remain open during this time. Visitors will be able to access the River Trail and the lower parts of the canyon from the Little Arsenic Springs Trail. The BLM asks the public to respect the closure of the trail for their safety.

As always, the BLM Taos Field Office reminds all visitors to take precautions when visiting public lands. Visitors are reminded to dress appropriately, consider local weather conditions and altitude and remember your outdoor essentials – water, snacks, appropriate footwear, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.

For more information, please contact the BLM Taos Field Office at 575-758-8851.