Work Continues on Canyon Creek Road in the North Fork

Final roadwork estimated to be completed next summer

By Beacon Staff

Recent heavy rain and snowfall has delayed permanent repairs on the Canyon Creek Road.

Forest Service officials said the road work will not be completed this fall. Temporary repairs are being made to allow snowmobile traffic on the groomed route this winter. The full Canyon Creek Road will open to motorized vehicle traffic when final roadwork is completed next summer.

The road is open to motorized traffic about 2.5 miles from the intersection with the main North Fork Road to the intersection of the Ninemile Road, Forest Road #316D. From there, Forest Road #316 is closed 7 miles to the intersection with Forest Road #316C, South Fork of Canyon Creek.

Forest Road #316D is open during hunting season for hunters with disabilities. For information about accessing the road, contact the Hungry Horse/Glacier View Ranger District, 406-387-3800.

The public is asked to slow down and use caution when traveling on soft rain saturated road surfaces.

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