Red Lodge, MT (April 14, 2021) – The Beartooth Mountains near Red Lodge, Montana continue receiving spring moisture resulting in snowy and wet road and motorized trail conditions. Because of these conditions the Beartooth Ranger District will delay opening five roads scheduled for April 15th. The roads include West Fork Rock Creek Road #2071, Silver Run Road #2476, Lake Fork Road #2346, Main Fork Rock Creek Road #2421, and Robertson Draw Road #2008. District staff will regularly evaluate road and motorized trail conditions to determine when they are snow free and firm enough to travel over without causing damage.
April 15th is also when seasonal road and motorized trail closures go into effect for spring break-up in the Pryor Mountains. The roads include Pryor Mountain Road #2308, Red Pryor Road and Trail #2091, Stockman Trail #2850, Inferno Canyon Trail #2018, King Canyon Trail #2011, and the roads or trails that connect to them above the seasonal closures. The Pryor Mountains also have an average snowpack. Continued snow and wet weather are affecting access to these roads and trails below their spring closure locations.
“This area has continued getting snow this spring which has delayed motorized public access into many areas of the Beartooth Ranger District,” said Ken Coffin, Beartooth District Ranger. “Waiting to open and motorized trails until they are more consistently dry will help ensure they are not damaged. Please check back regularly for updated road conditions before making plans to travel onto the Forest.”
For additional information and updates on road and trail conditions, please contact the Beartooth Ranger District at (406) 446-2103 or visit us online at: www.fs.usda.gov/custergallatin or on Facebook at Custer Gallatin National Forest.