The Carbon River road was washed out by the 2006 flood and is open to vehicles only to the Carbon River Ranger Station at the park boundary. Bicycle and pedestrian traffic are permitted on the remainder of the road inside the park. The Carbon River Entrance is reached via the Carbon River road, off State Route 165.
During the winter season (Nov 1 – May 1), all vehicles are required to carry tire chains when traveling in the park . This requirement applies to all vehicles (including four-wheel drive), regardless of tire type or weather conditions. Review the Tire Chain Frequently Asked Questions for more information.