Beartooth Ranger District announce winter road closures

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Beartooth Ranger District will be closing the following roads for the winter effective Dec. 1, until April 15, 2019.  The winter closures are to protect the roads and adjacent lands from winter damage or for winter habitat for big game.

The West Fork of Rock Creek Road (Forest Road #2071) is open for use by snow machines beyond the winter closure at the Timbercrest Girl Scout Camp. This road is also groomed by the Beartooth Recreational Trails Association for the first 5 miles to provide cross-country skiing, walking and snowshoeing at no charge to the public.

  The West fork Rock Creek Road is also very popular for public dog walking and exercise. Please do your part to pick up after your dog. Doggy bags and a disposal container at the road closure are provided to support maintaining water quality in this municipal watershed for the City of Red Lodge. The public is encouraged to recognize and support the shared recreational use of this winter recreation opportunity.

Other winter road closures on the Beartooth Ranger District include winter wildlife closures of the Silver Run Road (Forest Road #2476) and Robertson Draw Road (Forest Road #2008).  These are closed to all motorized vehicles including snow machines.

The Main Fork Rock Creek Road on the Beartooth Ranger District (Forest Road #2421) leading to the Glacier lake Trailhead has been closed to reduce impacts to the road surface.  The closure extends from Limberpine Campground to the end of the road and includes all Forest Service spur roads that connect to it.

“We ask the public to help us maintain and honor these closures for the winter.  Use of wheeled motor vehicles in these areas really impacts the winter recreation opportunities for the public, and results in unnecessary damage to roads which costs more to repair.” said Ken Coffin, District Ranger.  For additional information and updates on road and trail conditions, please contact the Beartooth Ranger District at (406) 446-2103 or visit online at: or on Facebook at: Custer Gallatin National Forest