The U.S. Bureau of Land Management Casper Field Office will open Muddy Mountain Road on Friday, according to a news release.

The BLM closes Muddy Mountain Road on every year in the fall for public safety and resource protection.

The closure normally runs from the end of November through the beginning of June. Some areas of the road are still wet and the BLM urges visitors to use caution when traveling on the mountain to prevent resource damage.

Muddy Mountain Road is the primary access route to the Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area, which includes two campgrounds and numerous recreation trails.