Raw drone footage courtesy ODOT
Oregon Department of Transportation crews have completed their snow plowing work on McKenzie Pass, but the scenic byway won’t open to cars until mid-June.
Until then, Highway 242 is available car-free to hikers and cyclists wanting to venture from the gate near Sisters to the Dee Wright Observatory.
ODOT says there may still be times crews need to work in the area which would necessitate a full closure of the road for everyone.
Every spring ODOT plows cut through feet of snow, leaving a single lane of asphalt that’s become one of the most popular and unique bike rides in the northwest.
The highway is part of the 37-mile McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway.