Farmington, Utah - Farmington Canyon Road was be closed on Friday, Nov. 1 to all motorized vehicles, except snowmobiles, ATVs and motorcycles.
The U.S. Forest Service gate has been modified to allow ATV and snowmobile riders, horses and foot traffic to get through even when the gate is closed, so the public can enjoy the recreational opportunities of the canyon, according to a Forest Service press release.
In years past, the Federal Aviation Administration plowed the road during the winter to allow personnel access to the radar tower on top of Francis Peak, This year, the FAA is not planning to plow the road, according to the press release.
Additionally, neither Farmington City nor the Forest Service have plans to plow above the Farmington City gate near the entrance to Farmington Pond.
Maps of roads and trails designated for snowmobiles are available on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest website at http://prdp2fs.ess.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_Documents/stelprdb5537006.pdf.
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