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Romero Camuesa Gate at Divide Peak - Los Padres National Forest
34.481003, -119.577679

Gate Details

  • GateStatus: Closed
  • County: Santa Barbara County
  • Ranger District: Santa Barbara Ranger District
  • Longitude: -119.577679
  • Latitude: 34.481003

The Romero Camuesa Gate is located about a mile down the backside of the Santa Ynez Mountains past the end of East Camino Cielo.  The road turns to dirt at the end of East Camino Cielo and that's when the Romero Camuesa Rd begins.

The gate is just past the Divide Peak OHV Rd and is sometimes referred to as the "Divide Peak Gate".  This is a misnomer as the gate prevents travel down to the Upper Santa Ynez Recreation area which includes the Calientes, Juncal, Mono, etc....

The Romero Camuesa Gate is managed by the Forest Service and tends to be closed at the slightest hint of rain.  If rain is in the forecast, assume the gate will be closed and will reamain cloase for at least a few days after the rain.

The LPFA is trying to establish a better way or relaying when the gate is open or closed but at the moment its not a perfect system.  This gate is open and closed more than any other in the Forest.

If you get to the gate and it's closed, there are other nearby backpacking options available at Blue Canyon and Forbush Camps.


Photo: Bryan Conant

Comments (3)

    Closed Jan 3 at noon and was expected to be closed a minimum of 2 weeks. If we get the rains we are hoping for, it might be basically closed for the season.
    The Romero Camuesa Gate should be reopened January 30.  It's been closed for about a week after the rain we had earlier this week.
    Author's website: www.LPForest.org

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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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