BLM temporarily closes Wickersham Dome area due to Minto Lakes Fire

The Bureau of Land Management’s Eastern Interior Field Office has temporarily closed public access to the western portion of the White Mountains National Recreation Area due to ongoing wildland fire activity associated with the Minto Lakes Fire (#349).

Fire Closure Order Map for Wickersham Dome Road due to the Minto Lakes Fire (#349).

The closure includes trails, public use cabins, trail shelters and the Wickersham Dome Trailhead (mile 28 Elliott Highway), which may be used as a base camp for firefighters nearby.

Closed BLM trails:

  • Wickersham Creek Trail
  • Trail Creek Trail
  • Moose Creek Trail
  • Summit Trail

Closed BLM public use cabins and shelters:

  • Lee’s Cabin
  • Eleazar’s Cabin
  • Summit Trail Shelter
  • Moose Creek Cabin
  • Wickersham Creek Trail Shelter

Cabin reservations will be refunded during the temporary closure.

Stay tuned to Alaska wildland fire activity at and BLM Alaska Fire Service Facebook page

While the western area is closed, we recommend other enjoying other opportunities in the Nome Creek Valley accessed from U.S. Creek Road, near Steese Highway Milepost 57.  Enjoy a hike on the non-motorized Table Top Loop Trail or ride the multi-use Quartz Creek Trail

Fire Closure Order No. AK020-22-002

Fire Closure Order Area – June 30, 2022

Categories: AK Fire Info

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