By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: September 16, 2021

BUTTE, Mont.) – The rough and rocky road to reach the Humbug Spires trailhead will soon be a much smoother ride thanks to a major resurfacing project planned by engineers from the Bureau of Land Management’s Butte Field Office.

Moose Creek Road will be closed from Sept. 30 to Oct. 18 as crews re-shape and surface the nearly four miles of road that lead to the popular Humbug Spires recreation site about 25 miles south of Butte.

This project is funded through the Great American Outdoors Act and seeks to improve access to a wide range of public recreation, including entry to the Humbug Spires Wilderness Area. This route is also commonly used for private landowner access, fire suppression and administrative access for the BLM.

For more information about the road closure, contact the Butte Field Office at (406) 533-7600.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.