Aufderheide Drive closure continues
June 10, 2021
COUGAR LAKE: Forest Service Road 19 (Aufderheide Drive) remains closed to thru traffic near milepost 52 due to continued safety hazards. The cliff adjacent to the road has not yet been stabilized and rocks are continuing to break loose. Please respect the closures, as it is dangerous to be near this actively shifting area - rocks as large as two feet in diameter have fallen on the road. Contractors will complete rock bolting and install a rockfall mesh to safely reopen the roadway, which is estimated to be completed by fall of 2021. The road will be closed until the hazard is mitigated. Terwilliger Hot Springs are not accessible on FS 19 from the north side (Blue River); however, they are still accessible from the south on the Westfir side. The drive from Westfir to Terwilliger Hot Springs is nearly 100 miles long round trip. Please ensure you have enough fuel to return and adequate provisions before journeying to the hot springs.
For more information on the closure, please visit our website: https://go.usa.gov/x6TvT