The National Park Service has temporarily closed the Towers of Uncertainty climbing area located along Geology Tour Road to all recreational use including climbing due to active raptor nesting.  The major crags affected are Two Bolt Rock, Lava Dome, Cave Rock and Reef Rock.  The park service expects the area to reopen to recreational use following nesting season. 

Additionally, the Necropolis area near Quail Springs/Trash Can Rock may have raptor nesting activity, but is not closed to climbing or other recreational activity at this time. 

FOJT encourages everyone to respect sensitive raptor nests for the protection of these awe inspiring birds, and the ecosystem they are an integral part of.

juvenile red-tailed hawk

juvenile red-tailed hawk

FOJT will post updates on this closure in the coming days, so stay tuned or sign up for the RSS feed on updates to this site.

FOJT BOD (special from John Durr)