Snowmobile Trail No. 766 closed in Antrim County due to washout conditions

Contact: Paige Perry, 989-732-3541, ext. 5086
Agency: Natural Resources

March 3, 2017

Snowmobile Trail No 766 washed out trailThe Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Jordan Valley Trails Council today announced that, effectively immediately, Snowmobile Trail No. 766 is closed for the remainder of the 2017 snowmobile season.

Snowmobile Trail No. 766 is located on Jordan River Road, a seasonal county road in Antrim County. A culvert has become plugged and has caused water to run over the road and wash out the trail. The resulting washout is roughly 10 to 12 feet across and 12 to 18 inches deep, with no viable reroute. To protect the trail, the users and surrounding natural resources, it is necessary to close the trail until after the thaw when a repair can be better assessed.

The DNR and the Jordan Valley Trails Council ask that riders respect the closures and stay on the signed, designated trails. The closed trail/Jordan River Road has been blocked at U.S. 131 and Pinney Bridge Road with signage to help riders find their way onto alternative trails for the remainder of the season. Riders can use snowmobile trails No. 76 and 4 to get around the area.

For more information, contact DNR trails specialist Paige Perry at 989-732-3541, ext. 5086 or perryp@michigan.gov.

For information on additional DNR trail and facility closures, visit www.michigan.gov/dnrclosures. Inquiries for the local club, Jordan Valley Trails Council, can be emailed to jordanvalleytrailscouncil@gmail.com

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

An accompanying map and photo are available below for download. A suggested photo caption follows.

Snowmobile Trail No. 766, located on Jordan River Road in Antrim County, is closed for the remainder of the season due to a washed-out portion of the trail. Riders can use snowmobile trails No. 76 and 4 to get around the area.