Always check the latest CalTrans Road Report online for Highway 4 before you travel, or call 1-800-427-7623 and carry chains when travelling in the high country.
The high-country segment of Highway 4 between Lake Alpine and Silver Creek is closed during the winter months (approximately mid-November to May). Several Sno-Parks (seasonal parking areas with access to groomed snowmobiling trails, snow play areas and winter recreation trailheads), two State Parks with year roundrecreational opportunities, two ski resorts – one alpine, one Nordic – and an extensive trail system encourage continued winter season use along much of the route. The highway reopens in the spring after snowmelt, normally by Memorial Day, but sometimes as early as April or as late as July depending on snow conditions. Be sure to check out website for road and snow conditions before you head out on your Ebbetts Pass adventure!
The highway reopens in the spring after snowmelt, normally by Memorial Day, but sometimes as early as April or as late as July depending on snow conditions.
Check the latest CalTrans Road Report online for Highway 4 before you travel, or call their toll-free voice activated phone service, 800.427.7623. This service is available free, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You’ll get up-to-the-minute road conditions and information about incidents that may cause significant traffic delays; weather restrictions; highway closures; 1-way traffic controls; lane closures; construction and maintenance project advisories and emergencies.
Also, if you’re visiting Ebbetts Pass in the winter, please visit the CalTrans Winter Driving Tips page and these Tips for Winter Driving. Help keep everyone safe on the road!
There are several great weather resources online for the spots along the Scenic Byway. Here are just a few …
MARKLEEVILLE, CA 7-Day Forecast
Here is a live weather link from Quaking Aspen road in Bear Valley, which includes live web cams.