Los Padres National Forest will re-open the Buckhorn off Highway Vehicle (OHV) route on the Santa Barbara Ranger District today, officials announced in a news release.
The route was severely damaged due to the 2016 Rey Fire. It was further affected by winter rains, which made the route unsafe due to “rock slides, mudslides and washouts,” according to the news release.
“The Camuesa portion of the OHV route was severely impacted after flood waters poured through a narrow and inaccessible canyon and washed out a section of the route, requiring it to be shortened,” the news release stated.
“I strongly encourage riders to operate their OHVs responsibly and to avoid causing any sparks while enjoying this scenic area,” Santa Barbara District Ranger Pancho Smith said in the news release. “Summer has arrived, and as the temperatures rise we all need to do everything we can to prevent wildfires.”
For more information on the Buckhorn OHV route, contact the Santa Barbara Ranger District office at 967-3481.