Travel Alerts

Soberanes Fire Incident

There is currently a fire taking place in Big Sur, Monterey County – primarily in non-populated areas. The Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau will be monitoring the situation to provide updates and travel advisories on our website. While some of our destination is affected, most businesses in southern Monterey County are open for business along with the rest of the destination. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our affected residents, first responders and all the volunteers helping and working to keep the destination safe. Please see the links below for ongoing updates and information.


LOCATION: Soberanes Creek, Garrapata State Park, north of Palo Colorado/Big Sur

ROAD CLOSURES: The following roads are closed: Palo Colorado Road at Highway 1, Weston Ridge Road at Highway 1 and Robinson Canyon Road south of Penon Peak Trail. As Highway 1 remains open, it is critical for all to respect that the road is narrow and winding, and first responders and volunteers must be able to move freely on the road in order to deal with this emergency.

PARK CLOSURES: Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Garrapata State Park, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Andrew Molera State Park, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Pt. Sur Lighthouse State Historic Park, John Little State Natural Reserve, Pine Ridge Trail to Sykes Hot Springs and Mount Manuel Trail, Mill Creek Redwood Preserve, Palo Corona Regional Park and Mill Creek Redwood Preserve are all closed until further notice.

US FOREST SERVICE TRAIL AND ROAD CLOSURES: A forest closure order has been implemented to close the trails and roads within the Los Padres National Forest, Monterey Ranger District pursuant to USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50(a). The order prohibits going into or being upon National Forest System lands within the Soberanes Fire area.

CAL FIRE EVACUATIONS: Mandatory evacuation orders are in effect for Robinson Canyon Road from San Clemente Trail to White Rock Gun Club; the area south of San Clemente Trail from Robinson Canyon Road to the Rancho San Clemente Gate House, to include the Arroyo Sequoia Road; the community of Palo Colorado; Old Coast Road; Rocky Creek Road; Bixby Creek Road from Highway 1 south to Mesa Road; a portion of Santa Lucia Preserve on Rancho San Carlos Road from Cantera Run to Garzas Trail.

Pre-evacuation warnings have been issued for White Rock; Old Coast Road south from Bixby Creek Road to Little Sur River; and the area to the north of San Clemente Trail/Dormody Road including roads to Black Mountain Trail, Touche Pass, the community of San Clemente, and all of Long Ridge Trail.

Click here for the CAL FIRE Soberanes Fire incident page. It is updated every 12 hours.

Click here for the Monterey County Office of Emergency Services facebook page. It is regularly updated throughout the day with updated fire links, emergency and evacuation information.

HOTEL AVAILABILITY DURING SOBERANES FIRE: Click here for a list of local hotel properties and their general availability for guests, displaced residents, fire personnel and first responders during the Soberanes Fire.


Holman Highway Construction

Construction has begun on the Holman Highway 68 Roundabout in Pacific Grove. Click here to access up-to-date information on road closures during construction.

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