Jan 8, 2015

Monument Hill Road closes for winter

A county road north of Cody has closed to vehicles for the winter.

Park County staff closed most of Road 7UH — more commonly known as Monument Hill Road — on Jan. 2.

The first 1.6 miles of the road, located west of Wyo. Highway 120, remain open to vehicular travel, but the portion west of the gate at that location is no longer open to vehicles. Those portions will reopen in the spring when they’re dry and safe for travel; the temporary closure is intended to reduce damage to the road and, in turn, the county’s maintenance costs.

Travelers still can pass beyond the gate to a cattle guard to the west if they’re on foot, horse, snowmobile or ATV. Those types of travelers can also get to the Shoshone National Forest via Road 7UH and the Red Grade Road.

Folks are asked to stay on the roads and to respect private property along the route. Access to state and BLM lands south of the cattle guard is limited to people with valid timber harvesting permits and elderly or disabled persons with special permits. That’s part of an agreement between Trail Creek Partners and Park County.

Questions about the closure can be directed to the Park County Engineer’s Office at 754-8520.
This map shows Road 7UH (Monument Hill Road) as it departs Wyo. Highway 120 (in the east), crosses private and state land and then splits off into Red Grade Road and a BLM Road to the west. The roads are north of Cody.

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