CACHE COUNTY – If you’re thinking of heading into the backcountry on Cache County roads, you might want to put off those plans for at least a couple more weeks.

Due to the heavy snowpack in the hills surrounding Cache Valley, county Public Works officials here have announced that it is necessary and appropriate for the winter seasonal closures of backcountry roads that began in November of 2023 to continue for a while longer.

Those roads were scheduled to reopen on April 15. Because of snowy conditions in the backcountry, those roads will remain closed until at least May 1.

County officials are also warning motorists that additional delays may occur, depending on weather conditions and the snow pack run-off.

A county news release announcing the extension of closures specifically for the following roads:

  • 3200 West (Old Canyon Road and 8500 South) – This road provides access from Old Canyon Road to Mount Pisgah Road. The gate closure will be at the north end of Old Canyon Road.
  • High Creek Canyon Road – This road provides access to High Creek Canyon. The gate closure will be at the bottom of High Creek Canyon near 12900 East where the gravel road begins. Additional gates located higher up in the canyon will be also closed by the Forest Service.
  • Mount Pisgah Road – This road runs from US 89/91 near Sardine Summit east to Paradise. This road will be gated from the east side of the intersection of 2400 West and on the west side near US 89/91.
  • South Canyon Road – This road runs from Avon to the Weber County line. The gate on the Cache County side is located approximately two miles south of Avon.

County officials say that these closures are intended to protect public safety, reduce maintenance costs, maintain water quality and prevent erosion during snowy and muddy condition this spring.

For questions about extended winter closures, residents are requested to contact the Cache County Public Works Department at 435-755-1560 Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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