SRO Updates for Spring, 2021

April 14, 2021 Posted by: Paul Franke, Road Crew Supervisor

April 9, 2021

After spending the week digging out from the recent snowstorm, the crew will reach the Pretty Rocks slump by the end of the day today.

The crew will continue to work at building the ramps threw the slump to gain access across the slump to continue to Toklat.

The road beyond Mountain Vista is drifting back in and will not be maintained daily. Anyone skiing, cycling, or otherwise recreating along the road beyond Mountain Vista should be prepared for a mix of exposed road and heavy snow drifts for the foreseeable future. 

snowy mountain landscape with machinery working to plow a road
Road crew working to clear previously-plowed areas, after a large spring storm. NPS Photo.


March 30, 2021

The road crew reached the Pretty Rocks slump last week and began to remove snow out of the slump. This is in preparation for building access ramps across the slump, to continue plowing to Toklat.

We will proceed on to Toklat to allow maintenance staff access to open camp, once the ramps are completed. However, the road crew has had to set back to reopen the road after this last round of snow and wind. There is still snow possible over the next week or so and may require the crew to set back again.

As always please be aware of equipment working along the road.

machinery plowing snow off a steep mountainside
Equipment operating near Pretty Rocks, on the side of Polychrome Mountain. NPS Photo


Last updated: April 14, 2021

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