Your tax deductible donation is greatly appreciated and will help build and manage trails in the area.
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Welcome to the Beartooth Recreational Trails Association


The Beartooth Recreational Trails Association (BRTA) was organized in 2002 to:

1) continue operations of the Red Lodge Nordic Center (RLNC);

2) promote non-motorized trails along the Beartooth Front.

We work  with the Forest Service, the City of Red Lodge, Carbon County, private land owners and other organizations to create and maintain trails. We have attracted many supporters and are an official 501(c)3 non-profit.  Your donations are tax deductible.

The RLNC continues to grow with new skiers and new trails. We are  involved with Rocky Fork Trails (the Red Lodge city trail system), and the Beartooth Ranger District.   Support BRTA and keep Nordic skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, biking, and horseback riding priorities in our community!


Click here to sign up for Pathways, our electronic >  newsletter  < .

Pathways has updates about our events, fundraisers, trail conditions, volunteer opportunities, projects and other related interesting stuff!

Attend a monthly BRTA Board meeting, held on second Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, at the RLACF building across the street from the post office (13th & Oakes  Ave).


The Latest News via Facebook


The West Fork Road is now all pavement to Basin Campround! Shoulders abound! Eight miles of nice bike riding on an early Sunday morning. (Starting Monday there will be driveway paving, soon there will be chip sealing and more striping, signage, etc.) We'll try to update you here when we learn more news. Have a great ride!
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July 24th  ·  

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Local mountain bike enthusiasts: show up to help build on the new trails at Coal Miner's Park tomorrow, Wednesday, after work--6:30. Bring rake, shovel, or pulaski. This is fun. ... See MoreSee Less

July 5th  ·  

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Here is a more detailed trail map at Tippet Rise. Legend, estimated times and mileage are included. ... See MoreSee Less

July 1st  ·  

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Contribute to the Active Transportation plan of Red Lodge by mapping community sidewalks! You will learn how to use the latest GPS mapping technology to inventory the condition of our residential walk ways. The data you collect will be used directly in the Plan and help make Red Lodge more walker friendly. Meet at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation building at 5 pm, Thursday July 7. Bring a smart phone or tablet if you own one. This is sure to be a fun and productive event!

Wear comfortable shoes and bring your friends.
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June 29th  ·  

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TRAILS are open for HIKERS and BIKERS to take in the beautiful art in the most stunning setting!

The following information is taken from the Tippet Rise web page:

Art Center Hours:
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm
Tippet Rise Art Center is located in Fishtail, Montana, on Highway 78 just off Interstate 90 between Billings and Bozeman and a few hours north of Yellowstone National Park.
The artwork is distributed throughout the hilly vast landscape of the ranch and can be accessed by electric shuttle or on foot. A number of discovery loops await the visitors to approach and view the sculptures. Walking distance averages 0.5 to 1 mile (15 minutes to 45 minutes) between works. Visitors should plan to spend at least a couple of hours to half a day on the property and also consider returning over multiple days in order to fully explore Tippet Rise.
Personal vehicles are not allowed on the ranch and must be parked near the Visitor’s Center. Electric shuttles will bring guests on a regular schedule to the sculpture area. Bring your own bike! Do note the average slope to get to the sculptures is 15% and the land is quite hilly. Please see map and distances between sculptures before you decide to ride or walk the land.
Tippet Rise is in a remote, yet beautiful landscape and the weather can change quickly from heat and sun to cold and rain or even snow. Please come prepared for the outdoors. Proper attire for your exploration of the art center should include water, sun protection, hat, raincoat, proper shoes for walking outside on the land, a small bag/backpack to carry your belongings, and potentially a pair of binoculars to view nature, wildlife and landscape.
Sandwiches and light snacks will be available to purchase during regular opening hours. Dinner/BBQ will be available before each evening performance. Water is also available at the Visitor’s Center.
Tippet Rise has remained a working ranch. A friendly reminder, please do not approach, pet, or feed any animals.
Pets are not permitted at Tippet Rise.
Please adhere to all marked signs and stay on marked roads and trails.
Tippet Rise is entirely non smoking.
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June 27th  ·  

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