BELLY RIVER - trail status as of 11:27PM Mountain Time on 6-2-2015
Bear Mountain Overlook
Stoney Indian Pass Trail to Bear Mountain Overlook / 1.7 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: June 2015


Belly River Trail
Chief Mtn. Customs to Belly River Ranger Station/ 6.1 mi.
Trail clear of trees and snow per 925 5/29/15


Belly River via Lee Ridge Trail
Chief Mtn. Road to Gable Pass Trail Jct./ 6.0 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: June 2015

Lee Ridge Trailhead is located directly off of Hwy. 17 about 1/2 mile before the Chief Mt. Trailhead at the International Border Crossing. There is no parking at the Lee Ridge trailhead, but there is a pullout at the top of the hill about 150 yds north near the "Customs 1/2 mile Ahead" sign.


Gable Jct. to Belly River Ranger Station/ 3.8 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: June 2015

Trail may still be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. 4/6/15

PERMANENT STOCK ADVISORY: Steep, narrow, rocky, class 2 trail, not recommended for stock travel. per 650


Cosley Lake Cut-off Trail
Ptarmigan Trail (Dawn Mist) to foot of Cosley Lk./ 2.0 mi.
Cleared 5/14/15 2015 per 656

Hand cable installed 5/28/2015 per 925


Elizabeth Lake Trail (Helen Lake)
Belly River R.S. to foot of Elizabeth Lake Cpgd./ 3.4 mi
Cleared 5/14/2015 per 656

Dawn Mist Suspension Bridge: Installed 5/14/2015 per 656

Elizabeth Lake Suspension Bridge: Installed 5/15/2015 per 656


Foot of Elizabeth Lk. to head of Elizabeth Lk.Cpgd./ 1.6
Initial clearing scheduled for: June 2015

Trail is clear of snow with 2 trees down. 5/29/15


Head of Elizabeth Lake to Helen Lake/ 2.7 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: July 2015

Helen Lake Bridge installation schedlued for: 7/17/2015

Clear of snow until Helen Lake basin; 9 trees down along trail. 5/29/15


Miche Wabun Trail
Former 3-mile Campground to North Fork Belly River/ 4.8 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: Sept/2015

Trail may still be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015. 4/6/15

Minimum maintenance and unsigned route. Begins with an UNMARKED river ford 3 miles from Belly River trailhead.


Mokowanis Lake Trail
Stoney Indian Pass Trail to Mokowanis Lake / 1.0 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: June 2015

Trail is clear of snow; 4 trees down between Mokowanis Junction and Lake. 5/29/15


Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail
Elizabeth Lake to the Ptarmigan Tunnel/ 4.8 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: July 2015

Ptarmigan Tunnel is CLOSED.
Ptarmigan Tunnel estimated opening: 7/17/15

Elizabeth Lake Suspension Bridge Installed 5/15/15. Section between Elizabeth Lake and Red Gap trail jct. clear of snow- 9 trees down. per 924 5/30/2015

Trail above junction may still be under winter conditions(snow, ice, route finding skills necessary) and will not be maintained again until spring of 2015.


Red Gap Pass Trail
Ptarmigan Trail Jct. to Red Gap Pass / 2.6 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: July 2015

Patchy snow with 2 trees down. Some route finding skills required. per 924 5/30/2015


Stoney Indian Pass Trail (Cosley,Glenns,Mokowanis)
Belly River R. S. to Cosley Lake Cpgd./ 2.7 mi.
Cleared 5/15/2015

Belly River Suspension Bridge: Installed 5/15/15

Trail clear of snow and trees per 925 5/29/2015

Belly River Horse Ford is four feet deep and swift.


Cosley Lake Cpgd. to Mokowanis Jct./ 4.5 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: June/2015

Trail clear of snow- Approximately 70 trees down per 925 5/29/2015


Mokowanis Jct. to Stoney Indian Pass/ 4.7 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: June/2015

10 trees down- water hazard for ford just above Atsina Lake. Water at 3 feet and very swift. Snow hazard for steep snow above Atsina Lake. Last 2 miles 90% snow covered. 925 5/30/2015 Atsina Planks installation scheduled for: 6/26/2015



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