Road Reports June 12, 2022

Note: Sunday, June 12, a weather watch has been issued for today for rain and possible river flooding and mudslides in fire scars. The local rivers are up above the 30 year average.

It is still Rock Migration Season. Please share road reports. Spring travel conditions. Most back country roads are not maintained. This time of year there is deep snow in higher elevations. Conditions can change quickly, be prepared for snow, ice, rocks and/or trees in the road. Remember there is no cell phone service. Please turn on your lights when traveling our narrow mountain roads, you are not the only vehicle on the one lane road.

Yellow Pine: Local streets are damp from recent rain. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
Drivers, please don’t speed through neighborhoods. Locals brake for kids, dogs, horses, deer, elk and squirrels.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcams (check date on images)
Link: to YP North webcam
Link: to YP West webcam

Highway 55 Open
Update from ITD May 19, 2022
Construction closures will end May 27 on Idaho 55 near Smiths Ferry.
One-way alternating traffic is set to replace closures from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Fridays.
Both lanes will be open Friday mornings through Sundays.
To learn more about the spring construction schedule, visit link:

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Report Saturday (June 11) good road, lots of people at the hot springs.
Report Wednesday (June 1) mail truck driver reports the road is clear and good.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Report Saturday (June 11) no rocks, a downed tree had been cut out but needs cleaned up.
Report Wednesday (June 1) mail truck driver reports the road is clear and good.
Note: starting March 15th the road maintenance goes back to the FS from the county. Contact PNF Ben Drier 208-634-0770 cell 208-315-7584 or Will Perry 208-634-0767 cell 208-630-3954 for issues with the SF road.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Report Saturday (June 11) good road
Report Wednesday (June 1) mail truck driver reports the road is clear and good.

Upper Johnson Creek Road (Trail): Closed to wheeled vehicles.
No current report.
Lower Johnson Creek Road: Open
Report Friday (June 10) road is good out to Wapiti Meadow, then gets rough.
Old report Wednesday (May 11) the county graded most of the lower end.
Link: to Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam (check date on image.)
Link: to Johnson Creek North Webcam (check date on image.)
Link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed to wheeled travel
Old report Wednesday (May 11) a backhoe was working on the lower end on this side.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled travel
Report Sunday (May 29) “Solid snow floor from Missouri Ridge Trailhead to Belvedere. About 7-8 miles of continuous snow with about 5 ft on top.” – SA
Report Wednesday (May 25) “Overall the roads & trails were in great shape. The trip from BC to Yellow Pine was “easy peasey” on a tracked ATV. For snowmobiles this travel gets a little complicated. Details for today are: Edwardsburg to Belvedere Creek mostly clear & easy for ATV/UTV travel. Belvedere to Missouri Ridge trail – snow on road is continuous & easy ride for snowmobiles/tracked ATVs. If temperatures turn cold it might make ATV & UTV travel possible. Missouri to Profile Creek/EFSF – Snow & tree free, but lots of small rocks that would make pulling a trailer difficult. Profile Creek to Yellow Pine – Excellent condition, recently spot graded & rock free. Gate on EFSF road just beyond Profile Creek is open. The creeks are running full & the snow is rapidly melting so the snow line will be moving higher with normal weather for this time of year, but there is still deep snow on Profile Gap (> 7′). I would not rule out Profile open to normal traffic in early July.” – C&L
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcams (check date on images)
Link: to Big Creek Webcam North
Link: to Big Creek Webcam South

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open
Report from Perpetua (May 25) “The Valley County Road department instructed us to take down the gate on the Stibnite Road above Profile Creek on May 18th.
“We have road grading of the Stibnite Road scheduled to begin on June 6th, the grading should take about two weeks.”
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Warren Wagon Road:
Report June 6: “the road to Burgdorf, Secesh Meadows and Warren is open! Beyond Warren is still closed, but crews are working to open that this week as well.”

Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard Link: