Canyon Creek Road is closed, apparently permanently, at milepost 0.0.
Well that stinks. Thanks for the info. Hope you didn't have to find out the hard way on that.
Nah, I picked a couple different mountains for that day, and Excelsior was my first choice. Upon finding out the road was barricaded with large boulders and barricades, I moved on to #2 on my list. No worries though.
Here's what it looked like as of September 2012:
Yep, that looks pretty permanent.
As of 2015 the road is now open and the Damfino Lakes Trailhead has been renovated. The road is rough but it is open.