Conditions are updated frequently and change nearly daily...
These are just some generals we know for sure.
Updated Sept 4 2021
BEARS ARE OUT - TAKE YOUR BEAR SPRAY. Bow Hunting season has opened, so be aware and wear bright colors.
As of Sept 1, Fire Restrictions in Custer Gallatin have been lifted. This includes all campgrounds and wilderness area. Campfires are now allowed, but please be very careful and make sure they are completely out before leaving.
- Lake Fork/West Fork Trails:
- West Fork: Quinnebaugh Meadow is dry. Heavy camping traffic - bear activity, so keep a clean camp
- Timberline Lake:
- Basin Lakes:
- Lake Fork: Grizzly and Black Bear activity.
- Beartrack: Very dry... make sure to pack your own water
- Glacier Lake: Road is very bumpy last 1/2 mile.....
- Hellroaring Plateau: High clearance vehicle required
- Line Creek Plateau: Open to Corral Creek
- Maurice Creek/ Corral Creek: open for hiking. This is a burn area, and trails are/will be rebuilt
- Island Lake/Beartooth Lake: shoshone fire restrictions have been lifted. Bear activity is high
- 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...
- West Rosebud: Mystic Lake trailhead is open, bridgework is finished.
- Main Fork / Glacier Lake Road: 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. Watch for mtn bikes, and hunters.
- 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 ***
Give us a call at (406) 446-1770 if you're looking for a more current or specific trail report!