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La Sal Mountain Loop Road


Project Activities:

Monday, May 20, crews will begin work in Segment A from Horse Creek to Geyser Pass (see map below). Work will include:

  • Clearing the work area
  • Culvert removal and replacement
  • Road excavation
  • Geyser Pass will be accessible from the Spanish Valley side through approximately mid-June in Phase 1 during working hours. Once work shifts to Phase 2, Geyser Pass will only be accessible from the Castle Valley side during working hours. Dates will be updated as more information is available.

Beginning Monday, June 17, the project will move the closure between Geyser Pass and Hoolihan Road. Geyser Pass will only be accessible from the Castle Valley side Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The closure will be in place just north of Hoolihan Road and residents and guests of the area will still have access from Spanish Valley during the day.

Work will take place daily Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. During work hours there will be no access through the work area. Crews will be onsite before 8:30 a.m. and after 5:30 p.m. and the public may experience some short delays as crews get them through the work zone. To access areas along the Loop Road north of the Geyser Pass intersection, the public will need to arrive before 8:30 a.m. or access from Castle Valley. There will be no work at night and on the weekend.

In observance of the July 4th holiday, there will be no work from noon on Wednesday, July 3, through Monday July 8, at 6 a.m. The road will be open to vehicles during this time.


Public Involvement Manager

Chris Cartwright

Phone: 888-670-0245


The project has a dedicated communications team to answer questions or concerns you may have. If you are interested in joining our mailing list to receive construction activity updates, please reach out by calling 888-670-0245 or emailing

Project Description

Project Schedule Notice: May 20th, 2024, to Fall 2025

The Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) of the Federal Highway Administration, in cooperation with the US Forest Service (FS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and San Juan County is proposing to rehabilitate and widen 2 segments of road, totaling 12.12 miles along La Sal Mountain Loop Road. This project is scheduled for construction beginning in the spring of 2024 to fall of 2025.

The scope of this project will include the rehabilitation and paving of approximately 12.2 miles of the La Sal Mountain Loop Road from the constructed 2012 forest highway project work near the intersection with Oohwah Road and extend to the south and west toward the intersection with Old Airport Road. Work will also include drainage and safety improvements, as required.

Anticipated Timeline

Advertise: Fall 2023
Construction: Spring 2024 to Fall 2025

Project Photos

Project Documents: