NEWS RELEASE: Monte Cristo Highway Opens For Season On May 25

For Immediate Release


Monte Cristo Highway Opens For Season On May 25

Seasonal highway will remain open to all traffic until next fall


Ogden– The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises motorists and outdoor recreation enthusiasts that state Road 39, the Monte Cristo Highway, will open to all traffic for the spring and summer season at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25.

SR-39 will open from milepost 37, the Ant Flat parking lot east of Huntsville, to milepost 56 near Woodruff in Rich County.  Once the gates are opened, the roadway between these two points will remain open until late next fall.  The remainder of this route is open year around.

SR-39 is closed for the winter months between these points each year due to motorist safety concerns and the prohibitive cost of keeping it open to traffic.  The roadway is opened each spring once winter weather conditions have generally subsided.  Motorists are advised, however, that winter storms may still occur at the highest elevations on this highway well into the summer months, so they should be prepared for this when traveling this route.

For information about Utah road conditions 24-hours per day, go to the UDOT Traffic Website at, or download the free Utah Traffic App, available for download by most mobile devices.


Media Contact:
Vic Saunders
UDOT Region 1 Communications Manager
Cell:  801-726-4120

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