These Arizona trails and areas are still closed due to flooding

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Due to recent storms bringing high precipitation and snowmelt, the Salt River Project, a utility that provides water and power to central Arizona residents, has increased its water releases from two reservoirs on the Verde River.

These releases along with continued rain and snowstorms have caused an array of evacuations, road closures, and hiking trail shutdowns. Here is an overview of what is still closed as of Friday.

Arizona storms:Tourists hoping to see northern Arizona waterfalls forced out by flooding

What's closed in metro Phoenix


Horseshoe Dam Road is closed at Bartlett Dam Road intersection, but Bartlett Lake is still accessible and open.

Trails and recreation

What's closed in northern Arizona


  • State Route 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff is closed in both directions

  • State Route 64 near the Grand Canyon National Park East Entrance (milepost 244-261) is closed

  • On Friday morning, water flows compromised the culvert at the Rio de Flag crossing of Slayton Ranch Road causing a portion of the roadway to collapse. Around 7 a.m. a Flagstaff Unified School District school bus drove over the area and through the surface. No injuries were reported. The road is closed until evaluations of the damage and repairs can be completed

  • Stoneman Lake Road between I-17 and Lake Mary Road is closed due to running water and very muddy conditions

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Recreation areas and trails

The Coconino National Forest has closed several recreational areas due to flooding, including:

  • Oak Creek Canyon

  • Fossil Creek

  • West Fork/Call of the Canyon

  • Grasshopper Point Chavez

  • Crossing Group Campground

  • Beaver Creek Day Use

  • Lawrence Crossing Camp Area

  • Bull Pen

  • Manzanita

  • Cave Springs and Pine Flat

  • Bootlegger Day Use

  • Banjo Bill Day Use

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Arizona flooding: These trails and areas are still closed