Forest Road 183 near Elephant Head temporarily closing - Tucson News Now

Forest Road 183 near Elephant Head temporarily closing

Road work (Source: Raycom Image) Road work (Source: Raycom Image)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Recreational drivers near Elephant Head in the Santa Rita Mountains will soon have to find another route, as routine maintenance closes National Forest System Road 183 from now until August 2016, according to a National Forest Service release. 

The road will be open to public travel on Saturdays and Sundays, though travel will be rough at times.  Restrictions will be in place during the week for contractors to perform heavy maintenance on the road.  

The closure will be from the junction with the paved road into the area, approximately one-mile northwest of the Smithsonian Institution’s observatory base camp, according to the Forest Service release. 

Questions or comments can be directed to Walt Keyes, Road Manager, Coronado National Forest:  520-396-0416, or

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