Reuter Motorized Trail would provide a route for off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from Reuter Trailhead and Campground to the larger OHV trail system. Officials said that by eliminating the need for OHVs to use Warren Peak Highway, the trail would improve safety for all drivers.
The new trail would run north from Reuter Campground, up Carson Draw and Bear Den Canyon, over the west end of Warren Peak, and down the Lytle Creek drainage to OHV Trail 1041. The total trail length would be 9.3 miles.
Due to topographical limitations, 1.6 miles of the new motorized trail would need to be located on existing non-motorized trails 87E and 87F. The non-motorized trails, which can include steeper grades than motorized trails, would be relocated to adjacent slopes.
The Forest Service is currently accepting comments on this proposal. Send comments firstname.lastname@example.org or US Forest Service, PO Box 680, Sundance, WY 82729. For further information, contact Elizabeth Krueger, Resource Planner, at(307) 283-1361. Comments should be submitted by February 20, 2015.
Following the comment period, the Forest Service will analyze project effects, modify the project if necessary based on comments and effects, and decide whether and how to implement the project. The responsible official is Steve Kozel, Bearlodge District Ranger.
Depending on availability of funds, project implementation may take place as soon as summer 2015. The trail would be authorized for public use after it appears on the Black Hills National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map, issued annually.