Fossil Butte Closes Upper Road For Season

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Date: November 15, 2017
Contact: Rene Ohms, 307-800-8402

Kemmerer, WY– The gravel road north of the Fossil Butte National Monument picnic area is closed to vehicle use for the season. It will reopen when conditions allow, in the spring of 2018. This decision is based on predicted winter weather, and unsafe conditions for late season travel on the upper road. The road from the Visitor Center to the picnic area may be closed when snow removal is not possible, and the Visitor Center and main entrance gate may also be closed during extreme winter weather events.

“Hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing are permitted throughout the monument, including on closed roads,” said Rene Ohms, Acting Superintendent. “Visitors are encouraged to get out and explore this beautiful winter landscape.” Snow machines are not permitted in the monument.

The Fossil Butte Visitor Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and entrance to the monument is free. The Visitor Center will be closed on Sundays from December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018, and will also be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. For more information, visit, call 307-877-4455, or follow #FossilButteNPS on social media.

Last updated: November 15, 2017

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