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Bear activity closes Huachuca Canyon on fort

Bear activity closes Huachuca Canyon on fort

Huachuca Canyon, a popular location for hikers, runners and cyclists on Fort Huachcua, has been closed until further notice due to increased bear activity.

On Thursday, a bear followed and charged hikers in the canyon and later approached cyclists.  That same day, a mountain lion was spotted in the canyon.

This wildlife activity prompted the installation to close the canyon indefinitely on Friday...

Environmental personnel on post are monitoring the area and will reopen the canyon when they have determined that the aggressive bear has moved on.

The gate leading up into the Huachuca Canyon has been closed, preventing vehicle access, although hikers, cyclists and runners are also prohibited from entering the canyon...