News from Jackson Hole Radio November 24, 2020

Forest Roads Closing With Winter

by Jackson Hole Radio News

Bridger-Teton National Forest reminds visitors that while forest service roads may not yet be officially closed, recent snowfall has rendered any number of them impassable. Over the last couple weeks, the winter conditions caused some motorists to become stranded requiring search and rescue and/or resulting in expensive towing bills. To protect public safety, some roads will be gated. This includes the Fall Creek, Mosquito Creek, Granite Creek, Forest Park, Bug Creek, Buck Creek roads and many others. Meanwhile, all forest roads on the Jackson and Blackrock Ranger Districts begin closing to motor vehicle travel on Tuesday. Understanding where you can legally and safely drive a motor vehicle is especially important for those planning to search for a Christmas tree over the holidays. Due to the early season snow, finding that perfect tree may take more time. Visitors should plan on snowshoeing, skiing, or snowmobiling. Post-holing through deep snow can quickly drain your energy. Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, visitors are encouraged to get their Christmas tree permit on-line at recreation.gov just search “BTNF.”