Guardsman Pass Featured in The pass can be reached by two roads: an asphalted Big Cottonwood Canyon Road or a gravel Guardsman Pass Road. It is usually closed all winter due to heavy snowfalls. The road is open from May to October, but sometimes it gets accessible as late as June.
SALT LAKE CITY — Guardsman Pass is usually open between May and October each year. It’s a popular road that connects Park City and the ski resorts in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Heavy snowfall makes it impassable during winter months. But, the pass usually reopens around Memorial Day.
SR- 65 , Big Mountain Highway is now open to all traffic, from Emigration Canyon to East Canyon Reservoir.
Wolf Creek Pass – Open This drive in northeastern Utah from Francis to Duchesne is a popular camping area and a common place for scenic drives.
Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway The road surface is paved much of the way, but the middle portion is maintained gravel. You can drive the route in a family car. Be aware that it is steep, has washboards in areas, and can become treacherous during major storms, even during summer.
Mirror Lake Highway is a seasonal road and is closed to automobiles during the winter due to heavy snow accumulation. Typically, the road is open to regular traffic mid-May to mid-fall. Check UDOT for the latest information on seasonal road closures.
State Route 39 , the Monte Cristo Highway , has closed until spring. OGDEN — The Utah Department of Transportation says this week’s winter weather has forced the early closure of Northern Utah’s two alpine highways . Saunders said the highways will not reopen until the spring of 2020.
Construction through Emigration Canyon will begin on June 15th, and is planned to continue through mid-September 2020. As a result, Emigration Canyon will be open to recreational cyclists until Monday, June 22.
Area Status: Closed Heading east from Kamas through the national forest, Mirror Lake Highway is one of the most popular mountain routes in the state. The road winds through farm and ranch lands and rises to heavily forested, mountain terrain, accented by meadows and rugged peaks.
The American Fork Canyon Fee Booth is currently closed and will be reinstalled at the mouth of the canyon in fall 2020.
PARLEYS CANYON , Utah — Interstate 80 in Parleys Canyon has reopened after being closed in both directions Friday to allow crews to battle a wildfire there. State wildfire officials added that it could be closed again if fire activity picks back up. Exits 132 and 134 (Ranches and East Canyon ) remain closed.
Wolf Creek Pass is listed as one of the most dangerous mountain passes in Colorado. A switchback turn on the west side of Wolf Creek Pass about 18 miles east of Pagosa Springs on U.S Highway 160 is one of the more dangerous areas on the mountain pass with a 200-foot dropoff on the other side of the curve.
State Route 35 , also known as Wolf Creek Pass, is currently open , but will be closed to vehicles when it becomes impassable to conditions, UDOT officials said.
The road trip starts in Heber City which is a midsize town of 7,000 situated in a farming valley between the Wasatch and Uinta mountain ranges, and lies about 15 miles southeast of Park City, Utah at the intersection of US Highway 40 and UT Highway 189.