From the AZ Daily Sun:
The Coconino National Forest plans periodic midday road closures into Fossil Creek this month and in September, when traffic becomes gridlocked.
Fossil Creek has become so congested that the Forest Service is urging visitors to avoid it on big weekends and in the middle of the day.
Closures would be along the access road heading into Fossil Creek from Strawberry, Forest Road 708, and near the junction of 708 and Forest Road 502, (near Childs).
Traffic is sometimes becoming so heavy in the middle of the day that emergency response vehicles would not be able to get in and out, said Connie Birkland, a spokeswoman for the agency.
Closures would mainly occur between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and additional vehicles would be allowed to enter the area as some left.
There are camping and fire restrictions in Fossil Creek.
The Red Rock Ranger District is at (928) 203-7500.
Read more: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/periodic-closures-planned-for-road-to-fossil-creek/article_51622856-60d5-5b5f-8998-d607bb2e79f4.html#ixzz1UI1x6XY4
That's pretty good chicken - Tastes like Rattlesnake.