Reconstruction to Impact Trails in Bighorn Mountains

Written by on July 30, 2019

Hikers in the Bighorns are cautioned that the Forest Service is making repairs that will impact some trails.

The Bighorn National Forest is beginning reconstruction and repairs to bridges on Bucking Mule Falls Trail 053, a National Recreation Trail.  The forest is partnering with the Cloud Peak Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen, the Shoshone National Forest, and the Montana Conservation Corp to replace handrails, decking, and hardware on the three bridges along the trail.

Work is expected to begin August 5 and go through September 17.  If you plan to recreate on the trail during this time, you’re asked to plan for heavy horse and foot traffic, especially on the northern portions of the trail between Big Teepee Creek and Devil’s Canyon of Porcupine Creek.  The trail will not be closed but the bridges will not be available for use during reconstruction.


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