Here are some basic courtesies we ask drivers to observe as they head up to the South Plateau:
1. Take the Shuttle
Shuttle buses and vans will be running hourly starting at 8:00am on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings. Park at the Rendezvous trail head and walk to the end of Iris Street (to your right as you look at the Rendezvous arch) to catch the shuttle. About 45 people can travel per shuttle trip and each trip takes about an hour. Please plan accordingly if you're on a schedule.
2. SLOW DOWN
If you choose to drive, do so carefully. Morning conditions on the road are more often than not icy and with blind corners and steep grades, driving slowly is crucial. For your safety, it is best to drive a vehicle with appropriate clearance and good tires.
Parking is tight and a lot of skiers want to use the trails. Please take as many people as possible to alleviate the congestion.
4. Parking -- Don't be THAT guy
Please park only in the designated areas. You may have to drive to the top and turn around before finding an available space. This request if for the safety of all the skiers and drivers. The Forest Service will be ticketing any vehicles that are parked in fashion that will cause a dangerous situation for other motorists.
5. Visit Tom
All vehicles should check in with Tom at the start of the road for trail passes and for current road conditions. He may ask you to wait until the shuttle buses have passed some of the tighter parts of the road; this is for your safety and the safety of all on the road.