Stewards for the McDowell Mountains stopped traffic to the Tom's Thumb trailhead Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. They explained to hundreds of visitors looking to hike and play in the snow that the popular trailhead on Happy Valley in North Scottsdale is closed due to snow.
They say the soil can't handle the amount of snow that came down in such a short amount of time. They also say this area has not seen this type of snow fall in some 60 years.
The trail is expected to open Monday.