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Road Reports June 22, 2022

Please share road reports. Most back country roads are not maintained. This time of year there is still deep snow in some higher elevations, especially north facing area. 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 dry and getting dusty with increased traffic. 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 Wednesday (June 22) mail truck driver reports the road is clear and good.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Note: South Fork salmon seasons opens June 18th. Watch for increased traffic and pedestrians.
Old report Wednesday (June 15) 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
Old report Wednesday (June 15) mail truck driver reports the road is clear and good.

Johnson Creek Road: Opened June 18th
Report Wednesday (June 22) Mail truck driver says the upper end is a little rough, county grader is working today.
Report Saturday (June 18) road is open, upper Johnson Creek is rough going.
Report Saturday (June 18) “From YP to Donnelly via the Johnson Creek Road travel was typical summer conditions with lots of vehicles.” – C&L
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
Lick Creek should be open by July 4th weekend per the county.
Report Saturday (June 18) “it is definitely not passable.” JB

Lick creek [road] today below Duck Lake campground. – JB
Report late Saturday (June 18) A group has beat their way over the top, lots of snow, not recommended for small vehicles, travel at your own risk.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled travel (likely open by the 4th of July.)
Report Saturday (June 18) “From Edwardsburg to Big Creek Culvert the road is snow free, but lots of trees down that were not cut wide enough to allow passage of larger vehicles/trailers. From the Big Creek Culvert to the intersection with Red Metal Mine road the road is mostly snow bound. From the Red Metal Mine Road to the EFSF road and on to Yellow Pine the roads are travelable by full sized vehicles with trailers. The section from the Big Creek Culvert to the Red Metal Mine intersection is of particular interest to some. This section is snow bound, but not uniformly. There are patches of bare road, and patches of deep snow. There are no major issues with the road other than the snow. So.. The obvious factor controlling when this section will be open to normal highway vehicles is the weather. We did video this section of road, and the link to the video is: (here)” – C&L
Report “Road report for Profile Gap from Monday June 13th. Walked over the top from BC to Yellow Pine. Solid snow floor from the Big Creek culvert on the BC side to just above the switch back on the Yellow Pine side. About 4 feet on top.” – Darren Vaughn

photo courtesy Darren Vaughn
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
Report Saturday (June 18) from motorcycle riders seeing how far they could get towards Monumental summit: “We made it to the turn at upper Fern Creek towards Cinnabar. Which is about a mile before the turn for Meadow Creek Lookout. It was solid snow floor from that point on.” – SA

courtesy SA
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: Open
Note from Valley County June 22 “Deadwood Summit Open.”
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:
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Road Reports June 19, 2022

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 still deep snow in some higher elevations, especially north facing area. 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 dry and getting dusty with increased traffic. 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
Flaggers will be at the Hwy 17 intersection Sunday June 19th.
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 Wednesday (June 15) mail truck driver reports the road is clear and good.
Report of a fatal motorcycle wreck hear Stolle Meadows June 18th.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Note: South Fork salmon seasons opens June 18th. Watch for increased traffic and pedestrians.
Report Wednesday (June 15) 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 Wednesday (June 15) mail truck driver reports the road is clear and good.

Upper Johnson Creek Road: Open June 18th
Report Saturday (June 18) road is open, upper Johnson Creek is rough going.
Report Saturday (June 18) “From YP to Donnelly via the Johnson Creek Road travel was typical summer conditions with lots of vehicles.” – C&L
Report Thursday (June 16) the upper end is rough and has not been graded. The slide on upper Warm Lake road has been cleared.
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
Report Saturday (June 18) “it is definitely not passable.” JB
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Lick creek [road] today below Duck Lake campground. – JB
Lick Creek will be open by the 4th per the county.
Report late Saturday (June 18) A group has beat their way over the top, lots of snow, not recommended for small vehicles, travel at your own risk.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled travel (likely open by the 4th of July.)
Report Saturday (June 18) “From Edwardsburg to Big Creek Culvert the road is snow free, but lots of trees down that were not cut wide enough to allow passage of larger vehicles/trailers. From the Big Creek Culvert to the intersection with Red Metal Mine road the road is mostly snow bound. From the Red Metal Mine Road to the EFSF road and on to Yellow Pine the roads are travelable by full sized vehicles with trailers. The section from the Big Creek Culvert to the Red Metal Mine intersection is of particular interest to some. This section is snow bound, but not uniformly. There are patches of bare road, and patches of deep snow. There are no major issues with the road other than the snow. So.. The obvious factor controlling when this section will be open to normal highway vehicles is the weather. We did video this section of road, and the link to the video is: (here)” – C&L
Report “Road report for Profile Gap from Monday June 13th. Walked over the top from BC to Yellow Pine. Solid snow floor from the Big Creek culvert on the BC side to just above the switch back on the Yellow Pine side. About 4 feet on top.” – Darren Vaughn
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photo courtesy Darren Vaughn
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
Report Saturday (June 18) from motorcycle riders seeing how far they could get towards Monumental summit: “We made it to the turn at upper Fern Creek towards Cinnabar. Which is about a mile before the turn for Meadow Creek Lookout. It was solid snow floor from that point on.” – SA
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courtesy SA
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
Report Friday (June 17) from Deadwood Outfitters: “Breaking through… or not.”
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courtesy Deadwood Outfitters
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:
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Updated Road Reports June 15, 2022

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 still deep snow in some higher elevations, especially north facing areas. 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 will be drying out over the next few days. 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
Heads Up: June 16-18 North Fork Championship. – watch for kayakers.
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 Wednesday (June 15) mail truck driver reports the road is clear and good.
Report Saturday (June 11) good road, lots of people at the hot springs.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Note: South Fork salmon seasons opens June 18th.
Report Wednesday (June 15) mail truck driver reports the road is clear and good.
Report Saturday (June 11) no rocks, a downed tree had been cut out but needs cleaned up.
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 Wednesday (June 15) mail truck driver reports the road is clear and good.
Report Saturday (June 11) good road

Upper Johnson Creek Road: Not “officially” open yet.
Report Wednesday (June 15) mail truck driver said the county was working on clearing the Warm Lake summit side today.
Some folks have made it out – but NOT recommended.
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
No current report.
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
New Report “Road report for Profile Gap from Monday June 13th. Walked over the top from BC to Yellow Pine. Solid snow floor from the Big Creek culvert on the BC side to just above the switch back on the Yellow Pine side. About 4 feet on top.” – Darren Vaugh
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:
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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:
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Road Reports June 5, 2022

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 Wednesday (June 1) mail truck driver reports the road is clear and good.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
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 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
No current report.
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′

Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard Link:
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Road Reports June 1, 2022

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 still a bit damp from weekend 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 Wednesday (June 1) mail truck driver reports the road is clear and good.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open – weight limits are no longer in effect.
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 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
No current report.
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: Will not be plowed before Memorial Weekend.

Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard Link:
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Road Reports May 29, 2022

It is 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 wet 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
Hwy 55 Construction 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
No current report.
Report Friday (May 20) road was clear.
Report Wednesday (May 18) mail truck driver reports the road is clear and good.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open – weight limits are no longer in effect.
No current report.
Report Friday (May 20) road was clear, hardly any rocks and no debris.
Report Wednesday (May 18) 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
No current report.
Report Friday (May 20) road was clear and smooth.
Report Wednesday (May 18) 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
No current report.
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
Report Wednesday (May 11) a backhoe is 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: Will not be plowed open before Memorial Weekend.

Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard Link:
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Road Reports May 26, 2022

It is Rock Migration Season. Please share road reports. Spring travel conditions. Most back country roads are not maintained. This time of year there is still 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 drying out and getting dusty. 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
Hwy 55 Construction Update from ITD May 12, 2022
Starting Monday, May 16, closures on SH-55 between Smiths Ferry and the Rainbow Bridge will shorten from 4-hour closures to 2-hour closures. The new schedule will be 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and will continue through Thursday, May 26. Outside of those closures, there will still be one-way, alternating traffic with 15-minute delays.
Drivers should still anticipate longer delays once the road reopens at 12 p.m. to allow flaggers to clear queues on either side of the work zone. Once those lines are cleared, there should not be wait times longer that 15 minutes.
To learn more about the spring construction schedule, visit link:
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.

Warm Lake Highway: Open
No current report.
Report Friday (May 20) road was clear.
Report Wednesday (May 18) mail truck driver reports the road is clear and good.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open – weight limits are no longer in effect.
No current report.
Report Friday (May 20) road was clear, hardly any rocks and no debris.
Report Wednesday (May 18) 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
No current report.
Report Friday (May 20) road was clear and smooth.
Report Wednesday (May 18) 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
No current report.
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
Report Wednesday (May 11) a backhoe is 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
No current report.
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: Will not be plowed open before Memorial Weekend.

Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard Link:
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Road Reports May 22, 2022

It is 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 were “dragged” Tuesday (May 17th.) 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
Hwy 55 Construction Update from ITD May 12, 2022
Starting Monday, May 16, closures on SH-55 between Smiths Ferry and the Rainbow Bridge will shorten from 4-hour closures to 2-hour closures. The new schedule will be 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and will continue through Thursday, May 26. Outside of those closures, there will still be one-way, alternating traffic with 15-minute delays.
Drivers should still anticipate longer delays once the road reopens at 12 p.m. to allow flaggers to clear queues on either side of the work zone. Once those lines are cleared, there should not be wait times longer that 15 minutes.
To learn more about the spring construction schedule, visit link:
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.

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Report Friday (May 20) road was clear.
Report Wednesday (May 18) mail truck driver reports the road is clear and good.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open – weight limits are no longer in effect.
Report Friday (May 20) road was clear, hardly any rocks and no debris.
Report Wednesday (May 18) 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 Friday (May 20) road was clear and smooth.
Report Wednesday (May 18) 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 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
Report Wednesday (May 11) a backhoe is 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
No current report.
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: Closed to full sized vehicles at the junction with Profile Creek.
Old report Wednesday (April 6): from Perpetua “As Spring has arrived, snow and ice on the Stibnite road are beginning to melt, leaving some sections of the road bare and others still covered in snow. The road is soft in places so Perpetua Resources crews are minimizing traffic and utilizing UTV’s when possible to prevent erosion. Warmer temperatures in the afternoons bring rocks down daily so caution for all travelers is advised. Perpetua Resources crews are vigilant and exercising extra caution to watch out for falling rocks and remove fallen rocks in order to maintain access to Stibnite.
“We also received notice from the County that due to spring melt conditions there will be temporary travel restrictions on Stibnite Road starting week of March 21st. These restrictions are both to keep the road from further damage, reduce erosion and to keep the public safe.” – Sam
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′

Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard Link:
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Road Reports May 18, 2022

It is 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 were “dragged” Tuesday (May 17th.) 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
Hwy 55 Construction Update from ITD May 12, 2022
Starting Monday, May 16, closures on SH-55 between Smiths Ferry and the Rainbow Bridge will shorten from 4-hour closures to 2-hour closures. The new schedule will be 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and will continue through Thursday, May 26. Outside of those closures, there will still be one-way, alternating traffic with 15-minute delays.
Drivers should still anticipate longer delays once the road reopens at 12 p.m. to allow flaggers to clear queues on either side of the work zone. Once those lines are cleared, there should not be wait times longer that 15 minutes.
We appreciate your patience as we move through another spring season of construction work. To learn more about the spring construction schedule, visit link:

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Report Wednesday (May 18) mail truck driver reports the road is clear and good.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Report Wednesday (May 18) 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 Wednesday (May 18) 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 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
Report Wednesday (May 11) a backhoe is 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
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

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

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Closed to full sized vehicles at the junction with Profile Creek.
Old report Wednesday (April 6): from Perpetua “As Spring has arrived, snow and ice on the Stibnite road are beginning to melt, leaving some sections of the road bare and others still covered in snow. The road is soft in places so Perpetua Resources crews are minimizing traffic and utilizing UTV’s when possible to prevent erosion. Warmer temperatures in the afternoons bring rocks down daily so caution for all travelers is advised. Perpetua Resources crews are vigilant and exercising extra caution to watch out for falling rocks and remove fallen rocks in order to maintain access to Stibnite.
“We also received notice from the County that due to spring melt conditions there will be temporary travel restrictions on Stibnite Road starting week of March 21st. These restrictions are both to keep the road from further damage, reduce erosion and to keep the public safe.” – Sam
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′

Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard Link:
Valley County Road & Bridge Announcements
Road Break-Up Limits in Effect Until further notice, break-up limits are now in effect:
* 7 tons per axle,
* 80,000 lbs maximum
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