Pilot Butte summit road to close Nov. 14th


Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will close the Pilot Butte summit road to motorized vehicles for the season at 8 p.m. on Nov. 14th.

The road closes to motorized vehicles every year in mid-November.

“With the predicted precipitation and below-freezing temperatures, the road will become icy,” says Park Manager Joe Wanamaker. “The upper one-tenth mile of the road is especially treacherous since it is shaded most of the day and the ice doesn’t melt.”

The road remains available to pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles year-round.

The road will re-open to motorized vehicles in mid-April 2022.


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