Previous reports regarding this section: October 7, 2019
We received a report from a rider that Timber Canyon on the Utah BDR is impassible after it was struck with land slides.
“Entering the canyon from the south end in the direction of Strawberry Reservoir, there are many landslides on the road. The road was fun, but a challenge. Any non-confident rider would be in hell riding down this canyon. It is very possible to crack a side case in this territory, and once that happened, I have know idea how you could get out, without a repair. The canyon turns into pure rocks, and it’s easy to loose sight of the road. One can eventually make their way to the shallow part of the river, and follow right down the middle of the water. There is bridge that takes real skill to get up to, going past the first cabin in the canyon. Then the road turns into an eight foot drop, with a river at the bottom, and the trees are down all over the canyon walls. I would have been upset, but this just meant I got to ride back up this canyon that kept a huge grin on my face the entire distance.
I wouldn’t recommend this canyon to anyone, but I didn’t regret it. From the sights that I saw, and how big these holes in the earth were, I can’t imagine Road 17 is going to open until next year (if that).”
We have also heard the Current Creek Road on the other sight of the highway is in similar shape.