McKenzie Pass open?

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McKenzie Pass open?

Post by pdxtrojan » June 1st, 2019, 2:20 pm

Hi all,

Anyone have firsthand knowledge of whether McKenzie Pass is open for the season yet?


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Re: McKenzie Pass open?

Post by retired jerry » June 1st, 2019, 2:57 pm

says it's still closed

says maybe 20 inches of snow at places

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Re: McKenzie Pass open?

Post by Webfoot » June 1st, 2019, 4:25 pm says "McKenzie Pass Highway (OR 242) will officially open to all traffic on Sunday, June 16th, at 9 a.m." is intended for bicycles but the page has the most frequent updates.

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Re: McKenzie Pass open?

Post by buckwheat » June 3rd, 2019, 8:11 pm

I drove up 242 from Sisters last weekend (on my way to sunriver) and while the gate was closed, I think it was one of those seasons where the road was clear and just not open yet. I hiked up Big Lake area on memorial day weekend, and there was just scattered handfulls of snow, and its been warm and melty since then.

I don't really know what you're asking, but the road is closed, but it would be fine for hiking/biking.

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