Conditions are updated frequently and change nearly daily...
These are just some generals we know for sure.
Updated Aug 1 2021 BEARS ARE OUT - TAKE YOUR BEAR SPRAY. MOOSE are having young ones, and are very grumpy. Check for ticks on people and dogs after hiking.
As of Midnight June 24, Fire Restrictions will go into place. This includes no campfires on all Forest Service lands, including all campgrounds, dispersed camping, recreational sites and cabins, and backcountry/wilderness. Gas stoves are still ok.
As of 8AM June 26, Forest Service is opening all trails, campgrounds, dispersed camping, etc.. on West side of Hwy 212. This includes Lake Fork, Glacier Lake trails, Parkside, Greenough, Limberpine etc campgrounds. All Trails and campgrounds on east side of Hwy 212 remain closed due to active fire activity. Currently, Robertson Draw fire is sitting at 91% containment. This fire will continue to burn until the snow flies, so keep watch for changing conditions and possible closures.
- Lake Fork/West Fork Trails:
- West Fork: Trail Clear of Snow Meadow is dry. Snow on switchbacks up Sundance.
- Timberline Lake: Creek crossing at Gertrude is challenging.
- Basin Lakes: Trail clear of downfall,.
- Lake Fork: Open as of 6/26
- Beartrack: open as of 6/26
- Glacier Lake: open as of 6/26
- Hellroaring Plateau: open as of 6/26. High clearance vehicle required
- Line Creek Plateau: Closed
- Maurice Creek/ Corral Creek: Closed
- East Rosebud / Cooke City (we refuse to use "Beaten Path" as the trail name, as its just a bad nickname...) East Rosebud trail is hot an and dry, lots of horse flies... Cooke city side is muddy, creek crossings are down to ankle to knee deep Very Very buggy.
- West Rosebud: Mystic Lake trailhead is open, bridgework is finished. Trail clear to Mystic and Island Lake. Utility Road work on dirt road to trailhead, so expect 30 min waits.
- Main Fork / Glacier Lake Road: Open as of 6/26. Road is very rocky and bumpy - small cars should park and walk the last mile to the trailhead
- Silver Run: Trails are walkable, bikeable.. Trail cleared of downfall up Ingalls Creek. Watch for Mtn Bikes.
- Palisades /Willow/ Nichols creek. Forest Service Trail crew has cleared these trails. Grizzly activity is high on these trails right now
- Beartooth Basin Ski Area - Closed
- Granite Peak: SNow bridge is intact, but melting very quickly. Water is more challenging to find if camping on Froze to Death Plateau. Lots of traffic on Granite - be sure to carry wag bags, or be sure to completely bury human waste.
***Remember: The bears are active! Carry bear spray! Proper food storage is required ***
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