“Recreationists are urged to stay clear of the closure area in the East Fork of Mill Creek on forest trail #51,” said Lauren Oswald, Deputy District Ranger. “The emergency closure is expected to be in place until the carcass is no longer an issue. We will lift the closure once the area is no longer a public health and safety concern.” Across the Yellowstone Ranger District and Gallatin National Forest, many other recreation venues exist. Please contact your local Ranger District Office for any questions.
The closure area encompasses Forest trail #51 known as the East Fork of Mill Creek and extends north on forest trail #251 heading to Mill Creek Pass and south of Agate Springs, on forest trail #54 known as Anderson Ridge Trail. The vicinity is known as Crystal Caves and is located in the Absaroka and Beartooth Wilderness. A closure order map will be available online.
For questions on the closure or additional information please contact the Yellowstone Ranger District at 406-222-1892. For general information on the Gallatin National Forest visit online at www.fs.usda.gov/gallatin.