Please be advised an area around Pinto Creek Canyon Natural Area has been closed due to a bear encounter.
Officers have closed the area to give the bear room to continue feeding on the carcass and move away from the area. The closure is clearly marked with signage and closure tape. Please do not enter the closure for your own safety. Under the Wildlife Act, it is unlawful to enter an area closed by a wildlife officer.
Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in the Central Region at any time. To avoid a surprise encounter with a bear: