Closure issued for Monture Creek Trail #27 due to debris slide


August 5, 2021

Lolo National Forest

Spread Creek near Monture.

SEELEY LAKE - On Aug. 2, an intense rain shower event occurred in the Monture area, on the Seeley Lake Ranger District just north of Ovando, Montana. The combination of intense rain, very steep slopes, geology and 2017 post-burn conditions resulted in debris flows within the tributaries of Spread, Falls, Bill and Yellowjacket Creeks. debris flows impacted the Monture Campground, Monture Outfitter and Guide camp and Monture Creek Trail (#27) at Spread and Bill Creeks. No people were injured in the debris flow.

For public safety, the Forest Service is issuing an emergency closure of the Mon...

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