Well my understanding was that the proposed detours and closures and such were being presented for the 2015 travel management plan.
In the Redington Pass area the hot spots are the Chiva Falls trail from the turnoff just before oh shit hill, the Tanque Verde wash from the drop in point all the way up to Three Ponds and the Chimney Rock play area.
When I met with the forest service, the OHV parks and rec guy and FOR's environmental attorney, the most concerned party was the FOR guys with the forest service second in line. FOR's game plan or desire is to close the Chiva trail at the turn off where you drop down to go up to the fall just before oh shit hill. They want everyone out of there.
They also want to see the Tanque Verde wash completely closed from the drop down up to Three Ponds. They would also like to see the west loop closed but I think for now that isn't as hot on their radar although they would like to see parts of the loop closed in a sneak attack to create a dead end road hence putting it on the forest service radar for closure. Reason being is that the forest service is making attempts at closing many of the dead end trails only leaving trails with loops remaining so there is a method to their madness.
The Chimney Rock play area has been officially closed for years but not enforced. The proposal for that area is to build a new bypass completely around the play area closing it off to everyone. I have not seen anything about the Los Alamos trail however it being a dead end does put it on the forest service list at some point.
There is still time to battle this out but understand that at this point the Special Olympians calling themselves "Friends of Redington Pass" have only one interest in mind, closing as much as possible in the area for Offroad type activities and preserving the area strictly for the local homeowners PERIOD!
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