Forest Road 803 on Mt. Graham reopening next week

Some roads and campgrounds remain closed due to snow

Forest Road 803 on Mt. Graham reopening next week
Forest Road 803 on Mt. Graham reopening next week (Source: U.S. Forest Service)

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - A road on Mt. Graham that has been closed for the winter, due to snow will reopen to the public next week.

Forest Road 803 from Columbine to Riggs Lake on Mt. Graham has been cleared of snow drifts and will be ready to open to the public on Monday, April 15. The gate at the end of the pavement on State Highway 366, Swift Trail, is scheduled to be opened by 7:00 a.m.

While this road will reopen, the following campgrounds and roads remain closed due to snowpack:

  • Snow Flat Campground
  • Shannon Campground
  • Treasure Park Campground
  • Forest Road 508 (access to Old Columbine and the Bible Camp)

Forest Road 803 from Columbine to Riggs Lake on Mt. Graham is scheduled to reopen April 15 at 7:00 a.m. Shannon, Snow...

Posted by The Forest Service - Coronado National Forest on Friday, April 12, 2019

Some spur roads in the area have not been cleared of snow. Visitors are reminded to avoid driving on roads that have not been cleared to minimize resource damage and to prevent their vehicles from becoming stuck in the snow.

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