With forest closure, SR 88 closed east of Tortilla Flat, west of Roosevelt Lake

PHOENIX – Due to a closure of most parts of the Tonto National Forest, State Route 88 has been closed east of Tortilla Flat and between Roosevelt and Apache lakes.

The eastbound closure of SR 88, also known as the Apache Trail, begins at milepost 213 beyond Tortilla Flat, which remains accessible. The westbound closure begins at State Route 188. 

An unpaved section of SR 88 from Apache Lake west to Fish Creek Hill, which is east of Tortilla Flat, is closed indefinitely. That 7-mile stretch was damaged extensively by flash flooding out of the area burned last year by the Woodbury Fire.

Information about Tonto National Forest restrictions is available at fs.usda.gov/tonto.