SNF: Loop Road not opening anytime soon

The Loop Road above Lander in the Shoshone National Forest will remain closed, perhaps through mid June due to current snow depth on the road. Photo taken this past week at the Worthen Closure Gate on the North end of the road. SNF Photo

Due to current snow conditions, the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will not be able to open Louis Lake Road (FSR 300), known locally as the Loop Road, this month.

“Because of snow depths, we do not anticipate opening the Loop Road any earlier than the middle of June,” said Washakie District Ranger Steve Schacht. “We know that this may be inconvenient for members of the public who enjoy that area of the Shoshone National Forest; however, keeping the road closed is essential to resource protection. We will be assessing conditions weekly and will open access when conditions permit.”