BRTA is dedicated to creating, maintaining and promoting trails in Red Lodge and along the Beartooth Front. Specifically, we are working with the City and County to develop the Rocky Fork Trail system and also the US Forest Service to promote non-motorized trails in the Custer National Forest.
Useful websites for regional trails information: www.hikewildmontana.org ; www.mtproject.com
We are represented on the new (2016) Red Lodge Active Transportation Plan, a proposed plan for the city of Red Lodge to promote healthy lifestyle, alternative transportation, safe routes to schools, walkability and bicycle accommodation. This is an exciting endeavor by multiple organizations and agencies, including Chamber of Commerce, BRTA, Red Lodge Public Schools, City Parks, Trees and Open Space committee, City Council and City Planning Dept.
BRTA has a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the city of Red Lodge to maintain the city’s Rocky Fork Trail system in town. To do the basic, light work of maintaining these trails, we have created an ADOPT-A-TRAIL program. Thanks to these volunteers for making this work:
Bill Zander Liz Frazer Ray Masters Tricia Decker Grant & Laurie Barnard Kate Belinda’s high school class Back Alley Metals Mike Szczutkowski Bill Foisy Rotary International Jane Ferguson Wilderness Adventures!
BRTA’s Summer Trails Committee and the Red Lodge Trails Advisory Committee, has expanded to include other local advocacy organizations for the purpose of expanding the trail system within the City of Red Lodge. Trails in the scoping and planning phase have been summarized in the minutes for the following meetings:
Links to maps for trails under development; referenced in April 8, 2015 minutes
Coal Miner’s Park/Rock Creek Trail (built summer, 2016)
Raven Hill Lane to South Bench Trail
Rotary Park Trail (built October, 2016)
Wellness Trail Extension to Diamond C Corner Park
Pine Ridge Road Trail
Spires Subdivision Trails
West Bench to Lutheran Church Property at Highway 212
Airport Trail, Dog Park and Relocated Trail Areas
Swimming Hole Parkland