Crooked Creek Road
Montana’s wildland fire season got off to a hot start on Friday as a suspected lightning-caused blaze that smoldered for days sprang to life nurtured by wind and burned more than 1,300 acres by Monday.
Crooked Creek Road in the Pryor Mountains has been reopened to the public after reconstruction of nine miles of the roadway was completed at a cost of $1.1 million.
The Beartooth Ranger District on the Custer National Forest has issued a road closure for Crooked Creek Road (No. 2085) in the Pryor Mountains. The road is closed to motorized vehicles due to safety concerns while the road is being reconstructed.
Climbing along the eastern shoulder of Big Pryor Mountain, Crooked Creek Road has been scorched by fire and washed out by rain.
Work will begin soon on a $147,000 bridge along Crooked Creek Road where it crosses Gypsum Creek.