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.