On Friday May 30, Coconino County and the Slide Fire Incident Manangement Team arranged a media tour of Oak Creek Canyon. We are pleased to report that the skies are clear of smoke and the air is good, with no smell of burning debris. The Slide Fire ire is now fully contained. Businesses in the canyon (including Garlands Lodge) are open as of today, June 2. Red Rock TV would like to express the deepest gratitude for the brave firefighters who fought hard to control the fire.
Forest Service recreation sites north of Slide Rock State Park remain closed. The SR 89A switchbacks at the north end of the canyon will remain closed for construction (unrelated to the Slide Fire) for the next several weeks.
Photos courtesy of Geoff Alson.