“Bozeman Creek is a popular destination for hikers, dog walkers, bikers and many others,” said Bozeman R.D., Recreation Program Manager Wendi Urie. Much of the gravel hauling work occurred last week, but the ground quickly became too saturated to continue work immediately afterwards on Thursday and Friday. Several large slides are being repaired along with the replacement of the bridge at mile marker 5. The culmination of the project will provide all recreationists with a quality trail system for use year-round and will also allow for access by the City of Bozeman, maintenance of Mystic Lake Cabin, and improved winter grooming opportunities, in partnership with Bridger Ski Foundation.
Recreationists are urged to use a variety of other area trail systems so that work can be safely completed in an expedient manner. Alternatives in the area include Leverich Canyon Trail, Kirk Hill Trail or Bear Canyon Trail. The Bridger Mountains also have a couple great trails including the North Cottonwood Trail or the newly refurbished East Bridger Trail accessed from Bridger Bowl or South Brackett Creek Trailhead.
For specific project details contact the Bozeman Ranger District office at 406-522-2520 or like and follow us on Facebook – The Forest Service – Custer Gallatin National Forests or on Twitter: @Gallatin NF. For general information on the Custer Gallatin National Forests visit: www.fs.usda.gov/gallatin.