Property Search

Snowfall affects National Forest road access

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Bridger-Teton National Forest reminds visitors that all forest roads on the Jackson and Blackrock Ranger Districts close to motor vehicle travel on Tuesday, December 1 or December 15.

Wheeled access is very limited across the whole forest in winter and it is the responsibility of the visitor to know if a road is open regardless of a gate. However, with the recent heavy snowfall, followed by rain and cold temperatures many roads are already impassable. Over the last couple weeks, the winter conditions caused some motorists to become stranded requiring search and rescue and/or resulting in expensive towing bills. To protect public safety, some roads will be gated. This includes Fall Creek, Mosquito Creek, Granite Creek, Forest Park, Bug Creek, Buck Creek roads and many others.

“Oftentimes, visitors forget that there is no snow removal on forest roadways,” said Public Affairs Officer Mary Cernicek. “As winter progresses, the mountain roads become drifted with snow and unpassable. If not careful, an unsuspecting motorist could get caught on a drifted road or slide off into a ditch and the vehicle cold be stuck there until snowmelt in the spring. Visitors are encouraged to contact their district office for the most up-to-date information.”

Understanding where you can legally and safely drive a motor vehicle is especially important for those planning to search for a Christmas tree over the holidays. Due to the early season snow, finding that perfect tree may take more time. Visitors should plan on snowshoeing, skiing, or snowmobiling. Post-holing through deep snow can quickly drain your energy. Due to the on-going covid pandemic, visitors are encouraged to get their Christmas tree permit on-line at recreation.gov just search “BTNF.” Information to help make your tree cutting adventure memorable can be found at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/btnf/passes-permits/forestproducts/?cid=fseprd577823

Recent Posts

Two dead in fatal rollover north of Riverton; other occupants injured

WYOMING — A rollover north of Riverton claimed two lives and hospitalized two other vehicle… Read More

12 hours ago

Game and Fish planning prescribed burn between March and April

CODY, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is planning a prescribed burn on… Read More

14 hours ago

Wyoming Arts Council accepting applications for mentoring project grants

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Wyoming Arts Council announced new applications for  Folk & Traditional Arts… Read More

15 hours ago

Spring salmon stock up happening this week

JACKSON, Wyo. — At its core, the mission of Slow Food in the Tetons is… Read More

16 hours ago

Quiet start to March after a deep February

JACKSON, Wyo. — February 2021 will go down as one of the snowiest months on record… Read More

16 hours ago

Best of Jackson Hole 2021; nominations now open!

JACKSON, Wyo. — 2020 was one heck of a ride and now it’s time to… Read More

16 hours ago