Segment of South Fork of The Teton Road Closing for Repairs Beginning Sept.
Incident: Red Shale Wildfire
Segment of South Fork of the Teton Road Closing for Repairs Beginning Sept. 9
Beginning on September 9 the last 1.5 miles of the South Fork of the Teton River Road located on the Lewis and Clark National Forest’s Rocky Mountain Ranger District, will close to allow repairs to the road. “The high water that we received in the South Fork of the Teton River during the spring of 2011 damaged a short section of the road,” said District Ranger Mike Munoz. “We will repair a short section where the outside lane of the road was washed away. This damage narrowed the road at this point to one lane wide and this project will restore the road to its original two lane width.”
The road closure will go into effect on Monday morning, September 9 and the road closure will remain in effect until the coming Friday afternoon. The road will reopen for use over the weekend beginning Friday, September 13 at 5:00 PM until Monday, September 16 at 8:00 AM. If necessary, the road will then close again the following week beginning on Monday, September 16 through Friday, September 20 or until the project is completed. The closure will be located just past the Mill Falls Campground at a point approximately 1.5 miles from the end of the road and the South Fork of the Teton Trailhead.
Members of the public wanting to access the South Fork of the Teton Trailhead may park at a safe location where they do not obstruct the road in the vicinity of the Mill Falls Campground, leave the road to hike cross-country around the construction area, and then continue down the road to the trailhead. Hikers considering doing this should remember that many of the trails accessed from this trailhead are currently closed for safety purposes due to the Red Shale Fire burning in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.
Anyone with additional questions or seeking current information on the closure should contact the Rocky Mountain District office in Choteau at (406) 466-5341.