3:20 p.m. April 18, 2017
The final 2.7 miles of SR 542, the road to Artist Point, is closed for the winter.
Crews took an exploratory trip to Artist point on Wednesday, April 13 and found more than 500 inches of snow in most areas of the closed road.
Crews are planning to start the clearing process following Ski to Sea and Memorial Day weekend.
Artist Point is located at the very end of Mount Baker Highway, State Route 542 and boasts 360-degree views of Mount Shuksan and Mount Baker, as well as access to a variety of trails.
The road to Artist Point, 2.7 miles long (milepost 54.55 to 57.26) and more than 5,000 feet above sea level, is typically buried under snow and closed October through June.
The road to Artist Point typically opens in July and remains open until the first substantial snowfall of the year, which usually comes in late September or early October.
Trail and hiking information
Mt. Baker Ranger District Office
360-856-5700 ext 515
810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Glacier Public Service Center
Glacier, WA 98244
360-757-5963 (No trail or hiking information available at this number.)