Emergency Closure of Portion of Pioneer Mountain Scenic Byway

Due to the Federal Government’s failure to fund the Secured Rural Schools (SRS), which is a large portion of the Beaverhead County Road Department budget, Beaverhead County will not plow the Pioneer Mountain Scenic Byway at this time. Please standby for updates.

The Beaverhead County Commission has enacted an emergency temporary closure of the road from the posted signs, approximately 12 miles up from both the Hwy 278 and Hwy 43 junctions.

The Beaverhead County Road Department has placed “road closed” signs approximately 12 miles ahead, near Hwy 278 and Hwy 43 junctions. Please observe these closures. The road will be opened when the snow melts naturally.

If you have questions or concerns about this matter, please contact your Senator or Representative at the following phone numbers:

  1. Senator Tester 406-449-5401
  2. Senator Daines 406-587-3446



C. Thomas Rice, Chairman

Beaverhead County Board of Commissioners