Bodie road opens

BODIEState Route 270 – Bodie Road – Opens for the Season!

Mono County – District 9 Director Tom Hallenbeck is pleased to announce that State Route 270 – Bodie Road has reopened from its winter closure status.

Bodie State Park is open to the public but the gate to the park remains closed due to snow which is approximately 1 ½ miles before the park.  There is limited parking at the gate, but please do not block the gate.

As is often the case this time of year, the opening of State Route 270 is dependent on favorable weather.  If the area is impacted by inclement weather Caltrans may have to reclose the highway.  Please check local highway conditions by calling 800-427-7623 or going online to: before you begin your travel.

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8 Responses to Bodie road opens

  1. Big Rick OBrien March 27, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    My starter was LITERALLY hanging by the ground wire, because the bolts had vibrated out. I had to manually hold it in place while my buddy started the truck & we limped back to Hawthorne. I love Bodie, but if you break down, you’re on your own. The rangers (in the past) wouldn’t even let me use their damn phone. I offered the guy 20 bucks for ONE call…NOPE !

    • Mark March 28, 2013 at 7:13 am #

      I have also heard similar stories about the Rangers in Bodie. I think I’d have to remind the ranger how helpful he was if I ever found him in need of assistance. Perhaps something like a single rollover accident where he’s trapped under his car would show him the light.

      Sounds like you drive a Ford Big Ric. The starter has fallen off my Ford three times.

    • Wayne Deja March 28, 2013 at 8:48 am #

      Nowdays,got to think it would be different …If they refused to let you use a phone,and you attempted to “hike out” some 20 miles to Bridgeport and something were to happen,you would own the ghost town of Bodie,and probably the whole County…but in the day of cell phones,surely,someone else there visiting would be more than happy to lend you theirs.

    • Russell April 4, 2013 at 11:15 am #

      That ranger should be fired. They are public servants you know!

  2. Wayne Deja March 27, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    ferdinand….When I last went there,it was only the last couple miles of the road that was bad….and not really that bad.Word of advise for others…DON’T take the back way to HWY.395 (think it’s called Conway Ranch Road)…on the advise of one of the Rangers in Bodie I took it…and it’s a slow go… held up for about 40 minutes by cattle that refused to move off the road.It was a few years ago,but that was a rough road.

  3. ferdinand lopez March 27, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    is the road still that terrible washboard?last time i was there the road shook the fillings outa my teeth and a few bolts from my engine

    • Desert Tortoise March 27, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

      A bad road keeps the weaklings out.

      • Wayne Deja March 27, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

        I took a 1967 Buick California GS to Bodie back in 1985.


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