ADOT: White Mountains Roads to Reopen in Mid-April

Pamela Baca-Hanes | Skies over Big Lake in the White Mountains

Pamela Baca-Hanes | Skies over Big Lake in the White Mountains

Good news from our bosses at the Arizona Department of Transportation: Three state roads that pass through the White Mountains will reopen April 15 after being closed for the winter.

The roads that will reopen are:

  • State Route 261 between Eagar and Big Lake
  • State Route 273 between Sunrise Park Resort and Big Lake
  • State Route 473 between State Route 260 and Hawley Lake

Unlike past winters, there wasn’t much snow accumulation on the roadways this season, but ADOT still needs to inspect the roads to clear any snowdrifts or downed trees, and to make any necessary repairs.

For the full ADOT release, including some tips for summer driving on these scenic and winding roads, click here. And if you’re looking for a spectacular White Mountains Scenic Drive, along with a portfolio featuring many shots of the area … well, just wait until you see our July issue.

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2 responses to “ADOT: White Mountains Roads to Reopen in Mid-April

  1. ccmaymd

    Reblogged this on Arizona Mushroom Forum and commented:
    Just in time for morel season, ADOT is reopening some of our favorite high-country roads in the White Mountains that have been closed since October or November.

    But yet to be seen, is it worth it to make the trip all the way up there after this distressingly warm, dry winter? Stay tuned for some upcoming scouting reports in the next month or so…

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