Easement ensures popular Bridger Ridge Trail will remain open to public access
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: February 18, 2022

Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT) is excited to announce the dedication of a permanent trail easement on a .6 mile-long section of the Bridger Ridge Trail. The 18.9-mile-long Bridger Ridge Trail lies almost entirely on public land managed by the United States Forest Service (USFS).  A small but key section of the trail near Mount Baldy crosses private land owned by the Newhall family. The Newhall family has historically and generously provided public access to the Bridger Ridge Trail, but wanted to ensure public access forever in case the property was to ever come under new ownership. This trail easement ensures that the entire Bridger Ridge Trail will remain open and accessible to the public forever. GVLT would like to sincerely thank the Newhall family and the project supporters who made this trail easement possible