State Road 148 to stay closed for winter

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State Road 148 has been a main route through Cedar Breaks National Monument between State Road 14 and the resort town of Brian Head. The S.R. 148 was a particularly significant road that has been used in the past 6 months since the massive landslide closed S.R. 14. This is an annual closure because of deep snows in Iron County.

Cedar Breaks superintendent Paul Roelandt said S.R. 148 was closed after a series of recent storms that moved through southern Utah and could remain that way into June. Roelandt said, “We have reached that time of year when expected heavy snow accumulations and constant drifting of snow across the road have made it unsafe to keep the road open.”

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Although officially closed, the park still offers winter recreation opportunities. Snowshoeing and ski trails will be marked after sufficient snow accumulates along the park’s north rim and along the Alpine Pond Trail.

Guided tours for skiers and snowshoers will be offered Saturdays in January and February.

The park’s snowmobile trail will also be marked once more snow falls. Snowmobilers are required to stay on marked trails.

Questions about conditions for recreation activities can be answered by calling the park’s administrative headquarters at 435-586-9451.

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February 18, 2013  |   Share: