The Uintah County Commission approved the vacation of a road that intersects Skinwalker Ranch during a November Commission meeting. The Hicken Ranch Road intersects the property that is known throughout the region and beyond for stories of paranormal activity with warnings to stay away heeded by many locals. The road had been gated shut to prevent trespassers but had to be reopened because it was a public class-D road. With it now vacated, the gates are legal. During the November 14th meeting, Commissioner Mark Raymond explained that while the county map showed the road as an access road, he tried to drive it all the way through and it was “difficult at best.” Commissioner Mike McKee stated that when the Commission receives a petition to close a road, they take a hard look at it and ask, does it serve the public? Is it in their best interest? McKee emphasized that the roads in that area only lead to the property itself. The Commission agreed after close review to vacate the Hicken Ranch Road.