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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 in Red Lodge and 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.  We rely on your donations, and they are tax deductible.

Attend one of our FUNdraising events and support BRTA to keep Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, hiking,  biking, and horseback riding priorities in our community!

Check out our EVENTS page to see what we have scheduled and what related organizations are doing.


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 & Hauser  Ave).


The Latest News via Facebook


It is the prime season for everything growing including those nasty weeds. Although it's confusing trying to identify the worst ones at their different stages, let's focus on one right now: Hounds Tongue.

At this time it has broad leaves and is growing low to the ground from a big tap root. Especially when the ground is moist, the whole plant can be pulled out by the root and you don't have to face it the rest of the year...maybe years.

So take a small shovel as you walk your section of trail and shove it down beside the root, and pull that plant out and throw it aside. You are only obligated to do this on or near the trail; farther away if you get addicted to this feat of volunteerism.

This plant will get nice little dark purple flowers in June, then develop those nasty little brown velcro-like stickers that get carried around on our clothes, dog hair, deer fur, etc.

The pictures below show the current and next stages of Hounds Tongue. Let Grant Barnard know if you want to go out and learn to identify this plant on the ground (425-0130).
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May 21st  ·  

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Thursday, 5:30 p.m., PizzaCo

BRTA is a financial participant in the development of the wayfinding plan that includes directions to nearby trailheads.
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May 21st  ·  

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Here is a short video with some really good tips for biking in bear country. Ride hard, be safe! ... See MoreSee Less

May 21st  ·  

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Join us Friday night at the Roman! David Quammen will presenting material based on his latest book ~ Yellowstone: A Journey through America’s Wild Heart, which is an expanded version of the May 2016 special issue of National Geographic on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, with text by Quammen and photos by a team of eight photographers. ... See MoreSee Less

Day after tomorrow!

May 17th  ·  

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Take 1:37 to watch this video, especially if your are a trail runner or mountain biker. Hikers and other trail users can benefit as well. Excellent information.
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May 15th  ·  

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