Roads Closed within Inyo National Forest:
[Last updated: November 8, 2023]
Mammoth Ranger District area:
- Reds Meadow Road (from Minaret Summit entrance kiosk to Agnew Meadows).
Mono Lake Ranger District area:
The following roads are partially closed to motorized vehicles due to storm damage. They are open to bicycles and foot traffic, however.
Visit Inyo National Forest - Flood Response for photos). Sagehen Road, 1N02 was opened on August 14 and removed from the closed list (please disregard this closed road colored in pink on the reference map links below):
- Walker Lake Road (Forest Road 1S23)
Bohler Canyon Road (Forest Road 1N106)
Horse Meadow Road (Forest Road 1N16)
Forest Road 1S131 (Junction of Bald Mountain Road and 1S70)
Wild Horse Meadow Road (Forest Road 1S56, junction of 1S17 and junction of 1S56B)
Pilot Springs Road (Forest Road 1S04, junction of 01S167 and junction of 1S04J)
Rush Creek Road (Forest Road 1N50 and 1N55)
The following roads are partially closed to motorized vehicles due to storm damage. They are open to bicycles and foot traffic, however:
Wyman Canyon Road (Forest Road 6S01 closed at Water Canyon (37.436736°, -118.106847°) and continues east approximately ten miles until the forest boundary, located just before White Mountain City and Highway 168)
Sand Canyon Trail (Forest Motorized Trail 30E302)
Please note, some of our closed roads are actually maintained by County and State Roads Departments, or access to them leads from their jurisdictions. Before heading out, be sure to check their websites as well:
- Inyo County Road Open/Closed Status
- Mono County Public Works - Roads
- California Department of Transportation (CalTrans)
- Nevada Department of Transportation
Rules and tips:
- When parking near a road closure do not park on the roadway, do not block the gate or other cars.
- For winter travel you are required to carry chains.
- It is a good practice to have some sand (for traction) and a shovel in case you need to dig your car out.
- To prevent damage to roadways do not drive on dirt roads that are covered with snow, or have deep mud.
- Do not drive around road obstacles such as mud puddles and crush vegetation, this will widen the road and cause erosion.