BELLY RIVER - trail status as of 11:12AM Mountain Time on 6-24-2017
Bear Mountain Overlook
Stoney Indian Pass Trail to Bear Mountain Overlook / 1.7 mi.
Clear. 6/20/17 per B-12
Belly River Trail
Chief Mtn. Customs to Belly River Ranger Station/ 6.1 mi.
Clear. 6/20/17 per B-12

Trail can be very muddy (clay base) during or just after a rain.


Belly River via Lee Ridge Trail
Chief Mtn. Road to Gable Pass Trail Jct./ 6.0 mi.
Clear. 6/20/17 per B-12

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 or sign 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.

There is no water available along this trail.


Gable Jct. to Belly River Ranger Station/ 3.8 mi.
Clear. 6/20/17 per B-12 PERMANENT STOCK ADVISORY: Steep, narrow, rocky, class 2 trail, not recommended for stock travel. per 650

There is no water available along this trail.


Cosley Lake Cut-off Trail
Ptarmigan Trail (Dawn Mist) to foot of Cosley Lk./ 2.0 mi.
Clear. Cosley ford 3" deep. 6/20/17 per B-12 If your not at the hand cable your not at the crossing.
Elizabeth Lake Trail (Helen Lake)
Belly River R.S. to foot of Elizabeth Lake Cpgd./ 3.4 mi
Clear. Dawn Mist horse ford 2-3'deep. 6/20/17 per B-12 Dawn Mist Suspension Bridge: INSTALLED 5/25/2017 per 656

Elizabeth Lake Suspension Bridge: INSTALLED 5/25/2017 per 656


Foot of Elizabeth Lk. to head of Elizabeth Lk.Cpgd./ 1.6
One large snow patch otherwise clear. 6/20/17 per B-12
Head of Elizabeth Lake to Helen Lake/ 2.7 mi.
Snow at Helen lake. 6/20/17 per B-12 Helen Lake Bridge installed 6/18/17


Miche Wabun Trail
Former 3-mile Campground to North Fork Belly River/ 4.8 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 8/18/2017 per 650

Minimum maintenance and unsigned route. Begins with an UNMARKED river ford 3 miles from Belly River trailhead. First mile of trail is not visible in meadow.


Mokowanis Lake Trail
Stoney Indian Pass Trail to Mokowanis Lake / 1.0 mi.
Clear. 6/20/17 per B-12
Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail
Elizabeth Lake to the Ptarmigan Tunnel/ 4.8 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 7/13/2017 per 650

Elizabeth Lake Suspension Bridge: INSTALLED 5/25/2017 per 656

Ptarmigan Tunnel: SCHEDULED OPENING 7/14/2017 per 656

Tunnel closed. SNOW HAZARD for very steep snow near tunnel. 6/20/17 per B-12

Elizabeth Lake to Red Gap Pass Junction : snow drift just before Red Gap Pass junction impassable to stock (should melt out by July) 6/20/17 per B-12

Red Gap Pass Trail
Ptarmigan Trail Jct. to Red Gap Pass / 2.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 7/13/2017 per 650

Red Gap Pass Trail: Patchy snow at tree line. 6/20/17 per B-12


Stoney Indian Pass Trail (Cosley,Glenns,Mokowanis)
Belly River R. S. to Cosley Lake Cpgd./ 2.7 mi.
Clear. 6/20/17 per B-12 Belly River Suspension Bridge: INSTALLED 5/24/17 per 926


Cosley Lake Cpgd. to Mokowanis Jct./ 4.5 mi.
Clear. 6/20/17 per B-12


Mokowanis Jct. to Stoney Indian Pass/ 4.7 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 6/29/2017 per 650

Atsina Plank Bridge: Projected installation date 6/29/2017 per 656

25 trees down, WATER HAZARD for crossing just above Atsina Lake (2'deep and very swift). SNOW HAZARD for steep slopes above Atsina Lake and route finding the last 2 miles to pass. 6/20/17 per B-12



Trail Status Reports