Part of Mountain Loop Hwy reopens for adventurers

Working in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Snohomish County Public Works reopened Mountain Loop Highway between the Deer Creek and Barlow Pass gates on Friday morning, April 19. This opening is about a month earlier than in past years. The remaining unpaved section of the roadway from Barlow Pass to Bedal Campground will remain closed until the USFS determines the route is safe for travel.

“Normally, Mountain Loop Highway remains closed through Memorial Day, but the limited snowfall this winter means we’re able to provide access to this very popular outdoor destination ahead of schedule,” Snohomish County Public Works Director Kelly Snyder said. “We ask that visitors respect the remaining closure while enjoying the many recreational opportunities accessible along the west side of the highway.”

The route to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest reaches its peak popularity during the summer months, with up to 200 cars traveling each day on the weekends. 

View the road closure webpage for updates and to learn of closed county roads.