8th Street gate opens to drivers for summer

Posted at 7:07 PM, May 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-16 05:38:24-04

The 8th street gate that gives drivers access to the upper Boise foothills is now open for the season.

The 8th street extension, also known as Sunset Peak Road, gives drivers access to trail in the northern sections of the Boise foothills.

The gate is about 3 miles north of the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center and is seasonally closed through winter months to help protect the unpaved road from erosion and damage from vehicles.

The gate will remain open until December 1st.