Shovelnose Creek FSR

Sea To Sky Natural Resource District
Road Details
Location TFL
Condition Good Condition (Last updated 19d)
Condition Details Road is 2WD driveable in most cases or easily driven in a 4WD.
Closures No Posted Closures
Length 8.77km
Owner Northwest Squamish Forestry Ltd.
Award Date Apr 01, 1992
Waypoints Download GPX
Road Description

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Road Bulletins
Stephen Bunyak reported on: Mar 31, 2024
Clear all the way up to the look out at 750-800m. Just a few patches of snow just before that, but the snow had previously been driven over before we got there. its a bit slick since its soft from being in the sun, but easily passable.
Thanks to all those that cleared the trail up to the look out. You can easily tell the areas with trees that were fallen across the trail on the way up.
Francis Bailey reported on: Mar 24, 2024
Bare patches at around 750m
Parked at 720m
Continuous snow from the first switchback after 750m and onwards
Snow starts at around 720m although there's two large patches lower down that I was able to push through. The road is melting out fast though!
Francis Bailey reported on: Feb 10, 2024
Looking down at Shovelnose
Snow level starts at around 800m. I didn't drive up this way but could see from our route.
SWBC Peak Baggers reported on: Dec 31, 2023
[From JG Kelly] - Shovelnose 2023 send off! December 31st Snow starts at approximately 950m. Put on chains right away based on some beta on how slick it is. Found the snow to be isothermal on top over ice and was a real white knuckler up to the switchback at 1030m. Skinning up was easy travel, new snowline around 1400m.
SWBC Peak Baggers reported on: Dec 26, 2023
[From Fernando Lessa] - Could drive my high Clarence car up to 700m ( not the best rd, but doable). Snow level is at around 1000m. Was raining hard ( forecast was calling for rain up to 1500m!).
Joe John reported on: Dec 23, 2023
Consistent snow started around 900m (with a few small bare patches here and there) and we were able to drive up to about 1050m
Francis Bailey reported on: Dec 16, 2023
Our parking spot
Looking down the road
Around 350m
Snow started around 400m, and we were able to drive up to ~650m with chains on.
SWBC Peak Baggers reported on: Nov 12, 2023
[From Andrew Moldovan] - snowline starts at around 750m and gets considerably deeper the higher you go. Some trucks drive to around 800m and vehicles may be able to reach 1000m with proper chains and 4x4.
Sean Caulfield reported on: Nov 05, 2022
During winter this is a sled-access area, but before/after it is snow-covered the road is driveable. We used for early season ski touring in 2022. 1-2km from the bottom there was a big group stuck at a bunch of downed trees. Helped cut the trees with chainsaw, the group hand-sawed and a guy with a full-size truck pulled the cut trees off the road with a strap. Everyone worked together to eventually get the road clear. Chains on here as we were on continuous snow by now, we were able to drive through snow all the way to 1,100m (3x Tacomas, 4Runner, GX450/Landcruiser and Nissan Frontier). Road likely driveable higher in summer without snow.
Sean Caulfield reported on: Nov 05, 2022
Bring a saw
Professional arborist at work
Parking @1,100m
Adding some pics - couldn't add to previous bulletin
SWBC Peak Baggers reported on: Aug 01, 2022
[From 4WDABC] - a number of users report making it to the end or near the end over the last 2 years. The last kilometer or so is fairly chewed up loose gravel with the odd larger boulder