South Unit: OPEN for the entire 24 miles (one-way) until the road deterioration closure already in effect.
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: OPEN 6 miles from hwy 85 to Caprock Coulee Trailhead. CLOSED 8 miles from Caprock to Oxbow Overlook due to ice and winter advisory. (Total road length: 14 miles, one-way.)
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.