Coronavirus-Related Closures Now Include McKelligon Canyon, Hueco Tanks
McKelligon Canyon is a popular destination for runners, walkers, hikers, and cyclists. But until the worst of the coronavirus pandemic passes it's no longer an outdoor activity option for El Pasoans.
With Gov. Greg Abbott mandating the closure of all state parks on Tuesday, April 7, El Pasoans are prohibited from accessing McKelligon Canyon. Parking just outside the vehicle barrier by the entrance and then using the road to walk, run, or cycle is a no-no as well.
Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site, another popular hiking and climbing destination for El Pasoans, has also closed to the public. Hueco Tanks actually closed ahead of the governor's order in mid-March after park rangers determined they lacked the ability to ensure the safety of staff and visitors.
As 93.1 KISS-FM previously reported, all parks inside El Paso city limits and in El Paso County are off limits. City officials warn law enforcement and code enforcement officers will issue citations to those who do not adhere to the order.