Pilot Butte summit road to close Nov. 24

The summit road at Pilot Butte in Bend will close for the winter at 8 p.m. on Nov. 24th.

The road will remain closed to vehicle traffic until spring 2020 out of safety concerns.

“The forecast predicts rain, snow and temperatures below freezing next week and the stretch of road on the north slope of the butte often remains very slick, even when everything else has thawed,” said Park Manager Joe Wanamaker.

The summit road closes to vehicles each winter but the eastside parking area remains open, allowing year-round access to the butte’s hiking trails.

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