1. Pick Your Season
Drive Through Snow Tunnels In Spring
If you want to experience this road, then you need to plan on visiting when it’s open-late May to early October, weather depending.
When the road does first open, one of the coolest things to see are the walls of snow that line the road. These walls can get up to 30 feet in some places. Driving up the road with these walls is almost like driving through a tunnel. It’s really amazing. But lots of snow means less wildlife. The elk don’t migrate to the higher elevations until the snow clears in the summer.