Bikepacking Roots will publish updates or detours for any route closures of which we are aware that are likely to last for more than a short time. These longer-term closures may result from wildfires, logging, construction, flooding, etc. We cannot guarantee that we will be aware of all route closures, particularly during peak wildfire season, and for short-lived closures due to small wildfires, detours may not be issued. Also note that any posted detours have will most likely not been scouted on the ground. Should you encounter a closure along the route, please obey all posted regulations and seek out your own detour if we have not created one.
Updates for the 2021 riding season:
- Segment 3a: Along the San Rafael Desert Alternate, Jeffrey Well is dry. But an alternative water source can be found at Saucer Basin Well (here's where that is on Google Maps).
- Segment 3: McMillan Campground on the western side of the Henry Mountains has a brand new water pump! This has become a reliable water source, although it will likely be turned off later in the season. Contact the BLM Office in Hanksville for when that may occur.
- Segment 3: The irrigation ditch at Sandy Ranch at the base of the west side of the Henry Mountains is not currently carrying water. The ranch is under new ownership.