Road Department

The Road Department is responsible for:

  • Maintaining county roadways
  • Overseeing and performing road improvements
  • Providing snow removal

High country roads are subject to closure at any time, without notice. Please be prepared for emergency conditions, carry chains and emergency supplies.

Current Road Conditions

Alpine County Road Conditions as of January 8, 2024.
This information is updated as changes occur. 

County Roads Open as of January 8, 2024:

  • Pleasant Valley (Open to top of subdivision)


County Roads Closed as of January 8, 2024:

  • Silver Hill- closed indefinitely. Please call for additional information.
  • Loope Canyon
  • Fishing Access in Hope Valley
  • Wolf Creek
  • Burnside Lake Road
  • Airport Road

  • Blue Lakes Road is closed for the winter season at all gates 11/7/23
  • Sunset Lake/Tamarack
  • Woods Lake Road
  • Poor Boy Road/Indian Creek Road
  • Highland Lakes Road
  • Forestdale
  • Schneider Cow Camp

Highway 89 (Monitor Pass) and Highway 4 (Ebbetts Pass) are CLOSED FOR THE WINTER SEASON AS OF JANUARY 2, 2024.

Please check back in the spring for re-opening dates.

For California Road Conditions, call 800-427-7623 or visit

For Nevada Road Conditions, call 511 or 877-NV-ROADS.

For information on the seasonal closure of Forestdale Road to motorized vehicles contact Carson Ranger District at 775-882-2766.