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Methow Valley Ranger District Road Conditions

The North Cascades Highway 20  (west of Mazama) closed for the season at 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 28 between Milepost 134 at Diablo Overlook, east of Newhalem and Milepost 171 at Silver Star Creek west of Mazama. The highway typically reopens in early May.

12/10/18 - CAUTION Watch for logging trucks: on Forest Roads 4100-500 and 600,  and on Highway 20 traveling east from Loup Loup Pass. Logging trucks will also haul from Goat Creek Sno-Park south on Highway 20 and down Highway 153.

Most of the Methow Valley Ranger District main access roads become groomed snowmobile roads December 1  through March 31 and are closed to wheeled motorized vehicles. Some district roads become groomed cross-country ski routes, closed to both motorized wheeled vehicles and snowmobiles.

12/10/2018 - Date reflects current road conditions to the best of our knowledge.  Please report any road damage to Methow Valley district office at 509 996-4000.


Road Name and Number

Conditions

Hunter Mountain Road 1004-200

Road is open but condition of this road is unknown. Winter snow is accumulating.

McFarland Creek Road 1020-200

Road is open but condition of this road is unknown. Winter snow is accumulating.

Mulhollan Gulch Road 1020-400

Road washed out before cattle-guard. Winter snow is accumulating.

Alder Creek 1065-200

Road is open but condition of this road is unknown. Winter snow is accumulating.

Alder Creek 1065-225

CLOSED for Non-Motorized Hunting, Winter Range Oct. 1-March 31. Winter snow is accumulating.

Alder Creek / Look-out Mountain 1065-250

CLOSED for Non-Motorized Hunting, Winter Range Oct. 1-March 31. Winter snow is accumulating.

 

Finley Mountain 1590-4100-300

Road is open but condition of this road is unknown. Winter snow is accumulating.

Finley Canyon 1590-4100-370

Road is open but condition of this road is unknown. Winter snow is accumulating.

Bear Creek 1631-100

Road is open but condition of this road is unknown. Winter snow is accumulating.

Bear Creek 1631-200

Road is open one mile but condition of this road is unknown. Winter snow is accumulating.

Upper portion of road is CLOSED, due to a 2016 road washed-out.

Cougar Creek 1631-225

CLOSED for Non-Motorized Hunting, Winter Range Oct. 1-March 31

Road closed due to road damage.

Ramsey / Tripod 1631- 100

CLOSED for Non-Motorized Hunting, Winter Range Oct. 1-March 31

Access road is blocked due to a deep cut in the road at Pearrygin Creek crossing.

Ramsey / Boulder 1631-200

CLOSED for Non-Motorized Hunting, Winter Range Oct. 1-March 31

Ramsey 1631-300

CLOSED for Non-Motorized Hunting, Winter Range Oct. 1-March 31

Access road is blocked due to a deep cut in the road at Pearrygin Creek crossing.

State Route Highway 153

OPEN

North Cascade Highway State Route 20

(West to Washington/Rainy Passes)

The North Cascades Highway is closed for the season at 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 28 between Milepost 134 at Diablo Overlook, east of Newhalem and Milepost 171 at Silver Star Creek west of Mazama. The highway typically reopens in early May.

State Route 20 (east of Twisp to Loup Loup Pass)

OPEN

Jack Creek Hwy 20-103

CLOSED for Non-Motorized Hunting, Winter Range Oct. 1-March 31

Frazer Creek Hwy 20-670

CLOSED for Non-Motorized Hunting, Winter Range Oct. 1-March 31

Boulder 37

Road becomes a groomed snowmobile route December 1 through March 31, closed to non-motorized wheeled vehicles.

Bromas Creek 3700-800

Road is close to wheeled vehicles and snowmobiles December 1 through March 1 for deer winter range and Lynx habitat. 

Lower Boulder 3700-980

Road is close to wheeled vehicles and snowmobiles December 1 through March 1 for deer winter range and Lynx habitat. 

Boulder Creek to Rogers Lake 39

Road becomes a groomed snowmobile route December 1 through March 31, closed to non-motorized wheeled vehicles.

Black Canyon 4010

Road becomes a groomed snowmobile route December 1 through March 31, closed to non-motorized wheeled vehicles.

Black Canyon 4010-050

Road is open but condition of this road is unknown. Winter snow is accumulating.

Black Canyon 4010-100

Closed winter deer range December 1st to April 1st, amount of snow unknown.

South Summit 4100

Road becomes a groomed snowmobile route December 1 through March 31, closed to non-motorized wheeled vehicles.

Forest Road 4100-150

OPEN, amount of snow unknown.

Forest Road 4100-175

OPEN, amount of snow unknown.

Forest Road 4100-185

OPEN, amount of snow unknown.

Forest Road 4100-195

OPEN, amount of snow unknown.

Forest Road 4100-200

OPEN, amount of snow unknown.

Finley Mountain 4100-300

Open as a designated a snowmobile route through a closed area, December 1 through March 31.

Finley Canyon 4100-370

OPEN, amount of snow unknown.

High clearance vehicle is recommended.

Pole Pick Mountain 4100-500

Road is closed from the junction with 4100-600 road for Non-Motorized Hunting, Winter Range Oct. 1-March 31

Pole Pick Mountain 4100-600

Road is open but use caution as logging trucks are hauling logs on road. Winter snow is accumulating.

Forest Road 4108-670

Road is CLOSED to all public motorized vehicles by CFR 261.50(a) order #924 from intersection with FS Road #4108-665 (T33, R23E, Sec.29) to terminus at state land (T33N, R23E,Sec.9)

Benson Creek 4150

Open as a designated a snowmobile route through a closed area, December 1 through March 31.

Leecher Look-out 4150-100

Open as a designated a snowmobile route through a closed area, December 1 through March 31.  Gate closed approx. one mile from Leecher Lookout. 

Yockey Creek 4150-200

CLOSED CFR 261.50(a) order #924, due to road damaged.

Benson Creek 4150-300

CLOSED for Non-Motorized Hunting, Winter Range Dec. 1-March 31

Benson Creek 4150-400

CLOSED for Non-Motorized Hunting, Winter Range Dec. 1-March 31

Pole Pick 4150-535

CLOSED for Non-Motorized Hunting, Winter Range Oct. 1-March 31

Pole Pick 4150-630

Closed to motorized wheeled vehicles Oct. 1-March 31

North Summit 42

Gate is locked at Buck Pass. Road is closed due to a road wash-out south of Peacock Meadows.

CLOSED  to wheeled motorize vehicles for Snowmobile Route Dec.1-April 1

Bear Mountain 4200-200

CLOSED for Non-Motorized Hunting Oct. 1-November 30

South Beaver 4225

Open but condition of this road is unknown. Winter snow accummulating.

Volstead/Blue Buck 4225-200

CLOSED for Non-Motorized Hunting, Winter Range Oct. 1-March 31

CLOSED, road washed out.

Cougar 4225-230

CLOSED for Non-Motorized Hunting, Winter Range Oct. 1-March 31

Volstead 4225-400

CLOSED, road washed out.

This road has blown out four times since 2011 and it is no longer maintainable. The district is working to re-establish access from above at the top of the watershed, coming from the upper Lightning Creek area. The new roads will maintain vehicle access to the entire area, but folks will have to drive up and around.  We anticipate the road will be accessible by fall of 2019 and we will have a much more stable road access there.-8/1518

Beaver Summit 4230

CLOSED to motorized wheeled vehicles and snowmobiles Non-Motorized Hunting, and Deer Winter Range Oct. 1-March 31

Lightning Creek 4230

 Beginning 2.5 miles are open but road condition unknown.

Starvation Mtn. 4235

 Will be CLOSED to wheeled motorized vehicles for Snowmobile Route Dec.1-April 1

Beaver Mtn. 4235-100

Access Road 4235 becomes a groomed snowmobile route Dec. to April 1 blocking access to this road.

Lightning Creek Ridge 4235-195

CLOSED for Non-Motorized Hunting Oct. 1-Dec. 31

Buttermilk Libby (Buttermilk portion) 43

 Will be CLOSED to wheeled motorized vehicles for Snowmobile Route Dec.1-April 1

Buttermilk/Libby (Libby portion) 43

 Will be CLOSED to wheeled motorized vehicles for Snowmobile Route Dec.1-April 1

Smith Canyon 1051-100

OPEN, condition unknown.

Ben Canyon 4300-100

OPEN, condition unknown.

Elderberry Canyon 4300-200

OPEN, condition unknown.

Chicamun Canyon 4300-300

OPEN, condition unknown.

Poorman Creek 4300-300

Road will become a groomed snowmobile route December 1 to April 1st and will be closed to wheeled vehicles.

Buttermilk Butte 4300-400

ROAD IS CLOSED DUE TO 2018 FIRE HAZARDS IN THE AREA-8/7/18

West Fork Buttermilk Trailhead 4300-500

ROAD IS CLOSED DUE TO 2018 FIRE  HAZARDS IN THE AREA-8/7/18

West Fork Buttermilk 4300-550

CLOSED – the bridge is condemned as unsafe. The road is damaged near the bridge from a 2011 washout.

West Fork Buttermilk 4300-560

CLOSED – the bridge is condemned as unsafe. The access road is damaged near the bridge from a 2011 washout.

Buttermilk Creek 4300-600

OPEN condition unknown.

Buttermilk Creek 4300-610

Closed

Newbutter 4300-800

2 miles OPEN, condition unknown.

Newbutter 4300-825

OPEN condition unknown.

South Fork Gold Creek 4330

Road becomes a groomed snowmobile route December 1 through March 31, closed to non-motorized wheeled vehicles.

South Fork Gold Creek 4330-600

Access road becomes a groomed snowmobile route December 1 through March 31, closed to non-motorized wheeled vehicles.

Rainy Creek Road 4330-100 (up the South Fork Gold Creek)

Access road becomes a groomed snowmobile route December 1 through March 31, closed to non-motorized wheeled vehicles.

North Fork Gold Creek 4340

Access road becomes a groomed snowmobile route December 1 through March 31, closed to non-motorized wheeled vehicles.

Middle Fork Gold Creek 4340-100

Closed Dec. 1st to March 31st,  as deer winter range and lynx habitat.

Foggy Dew 4340-200

Closed Dec. 1st to March 31st,  as deer winter range and lynx habitat.

Crater Creek 4340-300

Access road 4340, becomes a groomed snowmobile route December 1 through March 31, closed to non-motorized wheeled vehicles.

North Fork Gold Creek 4340-700

ROAD IS CLOSED DUE TO 2018 FIRE  HAZARDS IN THE AREA-8/7/18

Twisp River 44

Road is OPEN to  junction with road 4435, becomes a groomed snowmobile route December 1 through March 31, closed to non-motorized wheeled vehicles.

Lime Creek 4400-100

OPEN

Coal Rader/Thompson 4410

Closed to motorized use Nov. 15th to March 1st, for groomed cross country ski trails.

Thompson Ridge 4410-100

Closed to motorized use Nov. 15th to March 1st, for groomed cross country ski trails.

Thompson Ridge 4410-200

Closed to motorized use Nov. 15th to March 1st, for groomed cross country ski trails.

Little Wolf Creek 4410-500

Closed to motorized use Nov. 15th to March 1st, for groomed cross country ski trails.

Little Wolf Creek 4410-520

Closed to motorized use Nov. 15th to March 1st, for groomed cross country ski trails.

Little Wolf Creek 4410-535

Closed to motorized use Nov. 15th to March 1st, for groomed cross country ski trails.

Little Bridge Creek 4415

OPEN but condition of road unknown.

Cow Creek 4415-040

OPEN but condition of road unknown.

Dry Creek 4415-050

OPEN but condition of road unknown.

Deer Creek 4415-060

OPEN but condition of road unknown.

Little Bridge Creek Saddle 4415-100

OPEN but condition of road unknown.

Sheep Creek 4415-175

OPEN but condition of road unknown.

Cabin Creek 4415-180

OPEN but condition of road unknown.

South Twisp River 4420

OPEN East of its junction with road 4435 becomes a groomed snowmobile route December 1 through March 31, closed to non-motorized wheeled vehicles.

West Twisp River 4430

OPEN East of its junction with road 4435  becomes a groomed snowmobile route December 1 through March 31, closed to non-motorized wheeled vehicles.

War Creek Trailhead Road 4430-100

ROAD IS CLOSED DUE TO 2018 FIRE  HAZARDS IN THE AREA-10/2/18

Twisp River Road 4435

ROAD IS CLOSED DUE TO 2018 FIRE  HAZARDS IN THE AREA-10/2/18

Reynolds Creek TH 4435 100

ROAD IS CLOSED DUE TO 2018 FIRE  HAZARDS IN THE AREA-10/2/18

Twisp River Road 4440

ROAD IS CLOSED DUE TO 2018 FIRE  HAZARDS IN THE AREA-10/2/18

East Chewuch 5010

Gates are closed on both sides of  Twentymile Creek. Road is damaged between closed gates due to high water from spring run-off.

East Chewuch 5010-115

Condition of this road is unknown.

Twentymile Creek

5010-700

Condition of this road is unknown.

West Chewuch 51

OPEN

Eightmile 5130

OPEN 10/18/18

Eightmile Ridge 5130-300

OPEN but access road closed to wheeled motorized vehicles, Dec. 1 to April 1

Buck Lake 5130-100

OPEN but access road closed to wheeled motorized vehicles, Dec. 1 to April 1

Buck Lake 5130-105

OPEN but access road closed to wheeled motorized vehicles, Dec. 1 to April 1

Buck Lake 5200-115

OPEN but access road closed to wheeled motorized vehicles, Dec. 1 to April 1

Buck Lake 5130-140

CLOSED for Non-Motorized Hunting, Winter Range Oct. 1-March 31

Buck Mountain 5130-155

CLOSED for Non-Motorized Hunting Oct. 1-Dec. 15

Buck Mountain 5130-160

CLOSED for Non-Motorized Hunting Oct. 1-Dec. 15

Falls Creek 5140

OPEN, road condtion unknown

Falls Creek 5140 -300

OPEN, road condtion unknown

Doe Mountain 5110-100

OPEN, road condtion unknown

Chewuch 5160

OPEN, road condtion unknown

Lake Creek 5160-100

OPEN, road condtion unknown

Chewuch/30-Mile 5160-250

There is a closed gate just beyond Andrews Creek Tralhead. The road was washed out just before the 30 Mile Memorial area aprox. 6 miles south of 30-Mile Trailhead.

Cub Cr./Goat Cr. 5200

Closed to wheeled motorized vehicles, groomed snowmobile route, December 1st to April 1st.

First Creek 5200-025

OPEN, road condtion unknown

Second Creek 5200-115

OPEN, road condtion unknown

Second Creek 5200-126

OPEN, road condtion unknown

Fifth Creek 5200-150

CLOSED for Non-Motorized Hunting Oct. 1-Dec. 15

Short Creek 5200-400

Closed to wheeled motorized vehicles, groomed snowmobile route, December 1st to April 1st.

Long Creek 5200-500

Closed to wheeled motorized vehicles, groomed snowmobile route, December 1st to April 1st.

Ortell/Cub Pass 5220

Closed to wheeled motorized vehicles, groomed snowmobile route, December 1st to April 1st.

Sweetgrass Butte 5220-100

Closed to wheeled motorized vehicles, groomed snowmobile route, December 1st to April 1st.

Ortell Creek 5220-200

OPEN road, however, road conditions unknown.

Goat Peak 5225

Closed to wheeled motorized vehicles December 1st to April 1st.

Goat Peak Look-out 5215-200

Closed to wheeled motorized vehicles December 1st to April 1st.

Rendezvous Pass 5215

Closed to wheeled motorized vehicles  and snowmobiles November 15th to March 31st

Rendezvous/Fawn 5215-100

Closed to wheeled motorized vehicles  and snowmobiles November 15th to March 31st

Blackpine Basin 5225-600

Closed to wheeled motorized vehicles, groomed snowmobile route, December 1st to April 1st.

Yellowjacket 5225-650

Closed to wheeled motorized vehicles, groomed snowmobile route, December 1st to April 1st.

Cutthroat 5310-400

Closed for the winter.

Hart’s Pass 5400

Closed to wheeled motorized vehicles December 1st to April 1st.

Yellow Jacket 5225-100

Closed to wheeled motorized vehicles December 1st to April 1st

Slate Peak 5400-600

 

Closed to wheeled motorized vehicles December 1st to April 1st

Chancellor 5400-700

Closed to wheeled motorized vehicles December 1st to April 1st





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