A rockslide has blocked the two-lane river roadway that connects Sundance Saloon to Buckskin State Park north of Parker, AZ.
The boulders fell from the steep mountainside adjacent to the road after a recent storm. The Parker area has received almost three-quarters its average annual rainfall in just two weeks.
The County Highway Department Director said the road may be closed for several days due to employee safety concerns caused by potential instability on the mountainside. La Paz County District 2 Supervisor King Clapperton said he drove to the location today and described it as “dangerous”.
“I have requested a professional engineer’s evaluation of the entire section of the roadway mountain shoulders,” he said. “In the meantime we are asking everyone to please stay away from the area due to continuing rock crumble. Even a small falling rock can kill or injure.”
For some years the roadway was closed completely to traffic. In the past some proposals have included a bike path instead.