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Illegal Trail Removal Continues In Yellowstone

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Date: July 30, 2014

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
July 30, 2014              14-052    

Al Nash
(307) 344-2015


Illegal Trail Removal Continues In Yellowstone

A portion of the southwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park remains closed for the second and final year as recovery work continues on an illegal trail that caused resource damage.  

The remote section of the Bechler area along the southwest boundary of the park closed last August so park staff could repair, restore and recover a section of previously pristine backcountry. The closure has not affected any visitors using the park’s authorized trail system. Signs and maps have been posted at access points along that section of the park boundary.

Anyone having specific questions about this closure may contact the Chief Ranger’s Office at 307-344-2101 or the Bechler Ranger Station at 406-581-7071 for more information.

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