Contact Us

Elbow Pass Complex Fires Force trail Closures – Aug 24, 2012

The Elbow Pass Complex, a cluster of five lightning-caused wildfires, continues to burn on the Lewis and Clark National Forest and Bob Marshall Wilderness, about 25mi west of Augusta. Other fires are burning on the Lolo and Flathead National Forests.  Here is the latest list of trails that have been closed because of the fires:

Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex – Trail Closures – August 23rd, 2012

Elbow Pass Fire Complex – Lewis & Clark National Forest lands

  • South Fork Sun River Trail # 202 (The portion of the trail south of the South Fork Sun River Pack Bridge)
  • Straight Creek Trail #212 (The portion of the trail north of Straight Creek Pass)
  • Hoadley Creek trail #226
  • Patrol Mountain Lookout Trail #213
  • Ellis Creek Trail #227
  • East Fork Ahorn Trail # 225 (The portion of the trail south of Grizzly Basin)
  • Observation Pass Trail #246
  • Elbow Pass Trail # 248
  • Cigarette Rock Trail #247
  • Green Fork Trail # 228
  • Petty-Crown Trail #232
  • Crown Mountain Trail #270
  • Halfmoon Creek Trail #216
  • Telephone Creek Trail #274

Seeley Lake Ranger District, Lolo National Forest

Wedge Creek Fire, 13 miles north of Ovando.

Meadow Creek Fire, three miles east of Coopers Lake.

Condon Mountain Fire 4 miles northeast of Condon MT.

Trail Closures:

  • Fenn Mountain Trail #88 — the entire trail, beginning in T 16 N, R 12 W, Section 3.
  • Conger Point Trail #468 — the entire trail, beginning in T 17 N, R 11 W, Section 31.
  • Dwight Creek Trail #414 — from the junction with Conger Point Trail #468 to Omar Mountain T 17 N, R 12 W, Section 14.
  • Conger Creek Trail #403 — from the junction with Conger Point Trail #468 T 17 N, R12 W, Sec. 23 to the junction with Canyon Point Trail #1437 T17 N, R 11 W, Sec. 29.

Flathead National Forest Trail Closures

Trail #29, the Smith-Little Salmon Trail

          Contact 406 758-5208

LOLO NATIONAL FOREST

Description of Closed Areas

From the North Fork Cabin, T 17 N, R 10 W, Sec. 29, northwest along the Dry Fork trail #31, but not including the Dry Fork trail #31, to the junction with Canyon-Falls Creek trail #16; thence southwest along the Falls-Canyon Trail #16, but not including the Falls-Canyon trail #16 to the Scapegoat Wilderness boundary in T 17 N, R 11 W, Sec. 28; thence north and west along the Scapegoat Wilderness boundary through Canyon Point and Omar Mountain to the boundary with the Flathead National Forest, Spotted Bear Ranger District; thence northeast along the Forest boundary through Danaher Mountain and Concord Mountain to Triple Divide; thence southeast along the Continental Divide through Flint Mountain and Scapegoat Mountain to the junction of Cave Creek trail #1217; thence west and south along the Cave Creek trail #1217, but not including the Cave Creek trail #1217, to the junction with the Hobnail Tom trail #32; thence south along the Hobnail Tom trail #32, but not including the Hobnail Tom trail #32, southwest to the junction with the Cooney Creek trail #406; thence southeast along the Cooney Creek trail #406, and including the Cooney Creek trail #406 to the boundary with the Helena National Forest, Lincoln Ranger District; thence south and west along the Forest boundary through Olson Peak and Galusha Peak to the junction with the East Fork trail #481 in T 17 N, R 10 W, Sec. 27; thence northwest along the East Fork trail #481, and including the East Fork trail #481 to the junction with the Hobnail Tom trail #32; thence west along the Hobnail Tom trail #32 to the junction with the North Fork Cabin.

More from KSEN

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ksenam.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KSEN AM 1150 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on KSEN AM 1150 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!