Brett French reports: Controversial Crazy Mountain trail completed
By angelamontana

Posted: October 28, 2021

A 16.5-mile trail connecting two historic Forest Service cabins along the west side of the Crazy Mountains has been completed. The old trail, built in the early 1900s,  was rerouted off of portions of private land onto adjacent federal lands. The decision by the Custer Gallatin National Forest to move the trail generated a lawsuit that’s still working its way through federal court. Access in the Crazy Mountains has become a national issue. The island mountain range is unusual because it is checkerboarded with private land. To learn more about the group that helped find a compromise, check out my story at

Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette
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