South Unit: The park road is a 24 miles in and 24 miles out scenic drive (48 miles total). Please contact the South Unit Visitor Center at 701-623-4730 ext. 1417 for current road conditions in the South Unit.
Due to the continued deterioration, the Scenic Loop road between mile marker 24 and 28 is closed to vehicle traffic until further notice. This area is open to hiking and biking. For the safety of the visitors and staff, the entire landslide section is closed to all traffic, including foot and bicycles. Visitors can walk or bike up to the area but cannot cross it.
North Unit: The park road is a 14 miles in and 14 miles out scenic drive (28 miles total). Due to current staffing levels, please contact the South Unit Visitor Center at 701-623-4730 ext. 1417 for current road conditions in the North Unit.
When to Expect Closures
During the months of November through April, road closures due to snow and ice are common.Roads close and reopen as conditions permit--there are no set dates.
Whenever possible, park staff clear East River Road in the South Unit (11 miles) and the first 6 miles of road in the North Unit.