Bozeman MT– With warmer weather, the spring thaw is well underway. The Custer Gallatin National Forest would like to remind recreationists to tread lightly and respect the conditions of roads and trails during the spring break-up period. Free district Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM’s) are available at all district offices providing opening and closing dates of area roads and gates. Seasonal designations to do not change from year to year, however this seasons lack of snow has curtailed snowmobiling opportunities in many areas; including grooming by Gallatin
Bicyclists willing to brave the often unpredictable elements of spring in Yellowstone National Park are able to travel 49 miles of park roads from the West Entrance at West Yellowstone, Mont., to Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyo., beginning Monday, March 16th.
There is no bicycle access to Old Faithful or Canyon until the first interior park roads open to public motorized vehicle access on Friday, April 17.
West Yellowstone Sled Dog Races is hosting a new race March 19-22, 2015. The Yellowstone Special Stage Race a 3-day stage race designed with the smaller kennels in mind. Spectators are welcome at the starting line as well as at selected checkpoints along the race route. Come cheer on the mushers and their teams for free!
West Yellowstone's 25th annual Snowmobile & SnoWest EXPO (www.snowmobileexpo.com)
is where Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski-Doo, and Yamaha will unveil their new 2016 snowmobile lines to the public at the same location, for the first time in the Rocky Mountain West. Aftermarket parts, clothing, media, and more will also be on display at the EXPO hall located at the West Yellowstone Holiday Inn Conference Center.
West Yellowstone, MT – The Hebgen Lake Ranger District, Custer Gallatin National Forest has seen a sharp increase this year in illegal motorized snowmobile traffic in ungulate winter range northwest of Yellowstone National Park in lower Wapiti Creek within Taylor Fork drainage. Snowmobilers must stay on the designated groomed route from Lower Wapiti Trail and head up to 2.5 miles above Upper Wapiti Trail Head. Travel off this designated route in lower Wapiti Creek is prohibited year-round to over-snow vehicles as this is critical winter range for moose, elk, and
Start off Your Spring Ski Racing with a Bang!
There are just over two weeks until the cannon fires for the 36th annual Yellowstone Rendezvous Race, on March 7, 2015. Skiing on the Rendezvous Ski Trails is FAST and FUN! There is plenty of snow and the trails are skiing with mid-winter conditions. Don’t be sorry you missed the fun!
Join a guided snowshoe hike on the Custer Gallatin National Forest this winter. Three opportunities exist and participants will learn why Refuge Point was a vital meeting place after the 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake.
By JEREMY WEBER West Yellowstone News
Snowmobile Expo fans will see the return of a popular feature in 2015 as the 25th anniversary will see weekend concerts return to the event.
The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) will once again make a stop in West Yellowstone February 1 & 2, 2015.
The IPSSSDR is the largest sled dog race in the lower 48 states, attracting the top names in mushing with cash prizes of $160,000. The race starts in Jackson, Wyoming, then teams travel to a new town each day to run another leg of the race.
Looking a family-friendly winter destination, filled with events and activities for everyone? West Yellowstone, Montana is the place for you and the kids.