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Is Schnebly Hill Road permanently closed to get to I-17?

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We planned on doing this last year driving from Sedona to I-17 but the forest service site said the road was closed to I-17. I checked again today and still the same thing. Is that a seasonal thing or more of a permanent closure?

 

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Seasonal. They close it when there's snow or other weather.

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If you don't get a definitive answer,let me know. I can email a friend in Flag that makes the "commute" down to Sedona several times a month.

 

He is known to prefer the scenic route so he should know

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If you don't get a definitive answer,let me know. I can email a friend in Flag that makes the "commute" down to Sedona several times a month.

 

He is known to prefer the scenic route so he should know

 

That would great if you can find out. This is about the only time of the year we go out that way :)

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I'm emailing him now

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This was just sent by my Flagstaff friend:

 

"The road would definitely be closed at this time due to the 17 inches of snow we received last week . I just flew over the area and it is snowy and muddy - a sure sign the gates are up."

 

He also said, in his opinion, they tend to close the road sooner and open it later now then in years past. Budget concerns??

 

Hope this helps

 

Jim

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Thanks for checking! Probably have to check it out in the summer/spring time.

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Yeah I have also experienced this. We had came down into Sedona from visiting a friend (Jeff on these forums) up in Flagstaff and was going to camp. It was evening time and it had been a long day messing with the Jeep. We got halfway up Schnebly to the point where its closed. It was getting dark and we were so tired, we ended up just going back down, getting on the freeway, and going home LOL.

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They have also been known to close this trail in the spring and fall for the elk migration....That keeps it closed longer, whether there is snow or not.

smiles, ladybug

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