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Bacon Rind Fire causes closures in YNP, Custer Gallatin National Forest

Posted at 12:40 PM, Sep 09, 2018

According to an InciWeb update, the Bacon Rind Fire south of Big Sky stands at 3,700 acres and has resulted in several closures in Yellowstone National Park and the Custer Gallatin National Forest.

As of Saturday, Sept. 8, InciWeb reports the following closures:

Custer Gallatin National Forest Area Closure:

Access to Forest Service land north of the Monument Unit of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness up to the Gallatin River and west to Trails 151 and 191 are now closed.

The Monument Unit of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness from the national park boundary west to the Skyline Trail remains in effect.

Custer Gallatin National Forest Area Closure includes the following trails:

  • FS 176 Bacon Rind Trail
  • FS 151 Skyline Trail from FS 191 Big Spring Trail to the southern boundary of the Monument Unit of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness.
  • FS 191 Big Spring Creek Trail from FS 11 Sage Cr. Trail to FS 151 Skyline Trail.

Yellowstone National Park CLOSURE Information:

Access to the Gallatin River along Highway 191 from the north park boundary to Fawn Pass is closed. Gallatin River access south of Fawn Pass trailhead remains open.

The Fawn Pass Trail from the intersection with the cutoff from the Bighorn Pass Trail to the east has reopened as of September 8, 2018. ALL other trail closures remain in place.

Yellowstone National Park Area Closure includes the following trails:

  • Dailey Creek Trail
  • Black Butte Trail
  • Dailey/Black Butte Cutoff Trail
  • Dailey/North Tepee Cutoff Trail
  • Specimen Creek Trail
  • Sportsman Lake Trail (east fork of Specimen) from HWY 191 to Gallatin BMA 3 miles from Sportsman Lake Cabin.
  • Crescent-High Lake Trail
  • Fawn Pass Trail at HWY 191 to cutoff with Bighorn Pass Trail
  • Fan Creek Trail to Sportsman Lake Trail junction
  • Bacon Rind Trail

The following Yellowstone National Park backcountry campsites are closed:

WF2; WF1; WE1; WE4; WE7; WE5; WE6

WD1; WD6; WD4; WD5; WC2; WC3; WC4

  • Contact the Yellowstone NP Backcountry Office for more information at 307-344-2160.