One more week to enjoy the Loop Road from South Pass

Over 700 truck loads of gravel will be spread on the Loop Road above Lander beginning on Monday, July 6th which will, upon conclusion, greatly enhance the quality of the forest road. Slate Creek area photo by's Ernie Over

The clock is ticking on access to the Loop Road in the Shoshone National Forest above Lander. The Federal Highway Administration construction schedule for the road means that only seven more days, one week, remains before the road will be closed on Monday, July 6th. Recreational visitors will have until Monday July 6th to enjoy the route from the South Pass side. The road will close on the 6th and remained closed, for the most part, through August 20th.

The road will close from South Pass to a temporary gate placed at Burnt Gulch.  This will permit the Neff Park and Sawmill Creek areas to be available for dispersed camping. And then on July 24th, South Pass to Louis Lake will open on weekends only.

This closure is being implemented for public safety.  The contractor will haul approximately 700 dump loads of gravel using up to 8 trucks in a train configuration requiring road width and radius room for turns.

For more information, please contact the Washakie Ranger District at 307-332-5460