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Some roads and facilities on Verde Ranger District of Prescott National Forest close for winter

Prescott National Forest in winter
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Some roads and facilities on the Verde Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest closed Thursday in preparation for winter.

Closed until May 1, 2022, Forest Road 104 near the junction of Forest Road 413 at the entrance of the Mingus Recreation Area. Walk-in access to Mingus Lake and other areas will still be allowed. However, restrooms are locked and there is no trash removal service. Forest officials ask the public not to block gates in the area and to pack out what they pack in.

A segment of Forest Road 104 to 413 accessed at Hwy 89A will remain open unless heavy snow warrants its closure for public safety.

Restrooms at the Woodchute Trailhead are closed for the winter as well as the restrooms and parking lot gate at Summit Day Use area.

Officials say snow play near the area is prohibited as is parking within the Hwy 89A corridor and Forest Roads 104 and 106.