Road prized by recreationists finally reopened (by Brett French)
By angelamontana

Posted: September 1, 2017

It took more than two years but a popular route that boaters, anglers, hunters and campers use to access the Stillwater River and the upper Stillwater River basin has finally been reopened to traffic. The Stillwater River Road was blocked in June 2015 by rockfall. The engineering surveys and a delay waiting for federal dollars to help pay for removing and knocking loose some of the remaining rock off the more than 100-foot cliff took a while to arrange. In the meantime, recreationists along with seasonal and full-time residents had to drive around the closure.

To read more about the route, check out my story on the Montana Untamed website at

(Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette)