November 21, 2022

Upper East Larch Mountain Road in the Columbia River Gorge will close on Monday, November 28, at 8:30 a.m. Every autumn the county closes the upper portion of the road by installing a snow gate near milepost 10. The closure protects the traveling public from severe weather conditions and reduces snow removal maintenance costs. The gate is reopened each spring.

East Larch Mountain Road is the highest road in Multnomah County, reaching an altitude of 4055 feet. At the road’s summit there is a parking lot for visitors to the Sherrard Point lookout. The snow gate is at an elevation of approximately 2300 feet. For more information, visit https://multco.us/roads/larch-mountain-road