The Elbow Pass Complex, a group of five lightning-caused fires that have been burning on the Lewis & Clark and Lolo National Forests and in the Bob Marshall Wilderness west of Augusta, continue to grow very slowly, now totaling 19,752 acres. Here is the latest report of trail closures due to the fires:

Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex – Trail Closures – August 22nd, 2012

Elbow Pass Fire Complex - Lewis & Clark National Forest lands

Trail Closures

  • 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

Wedge Creek Fire - Seeley Lake Ranger District, Lolo National Forest

Wedge Creek Fire, 13 miles north of Ovando.

Meadow Creek Fire, three miles east of Coopers Lake.

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

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