BLM Cody: Carter Mountain Stays Closed Until July
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 17, 2022
The Bureau of Land Management Cody Field Office announced today that it will delay the opening of Carter Mountain until July 1 due to recent heavy precipitation and snowmelt.
“With numerous snowdrifts remaining across the road, it’s too early to open the gates,” said B.L.M. Cody Field Manager Cade Powell. “A two-week delay in the opening will provide some time for the snow to melt and the roadbeds to dry, preventing the resource damage that occurs from attempting to drive around the drifts.”
The area is open year-round for non-motorized and non-mechanized recreation opportunities such as hiking, snowshoeing, horseback riding, and skiing.
Carter Mountain closes to all motorized travel annually to limit disturbance to wildlife and big game in crucial winter ranges. The closure normally begins in November or December, depending on snow and road conditions, and runs through the middle of June. This year, by keeping the roads closed a little longer, the B.L.M. can avoid costly repairs to damaged roadbeds resulting from travel on saturated roads.