As of 6 am, Friday recreation areas closed during the Millie Fire will reopen to the public.
The following is a press release from Millie Fire officials:
Bozeman District forest closures have been modified to allow more public access after being closed during firefighting operations on the Millie Fire. Firefighting activities continue in the South Cottonwood drainage, including helicopter operations. Please use caution and remain alert when accessing the re-opened areas. Please be aware that some areas remain closed for public safety and fire operations.
Storm Castle drainage- Open to Rat Flat
Garnet Lookout open
Spire Rock Camp Ground open
Little Bear Drainage- Open
Little Bear cabin open
Trail 417, Storm Castle Ridge Trail remains closed
South Cottonwood Drainage- Closed
Hyalite Drainage- Open with the following exceptions:
History Rock Trail 424 is open to the divide, but closedinto South Cottonwood. Blackmore Trail 423 is open to the divide, but closed into South Cottonwood
Main Fork Hyalite Trail 427 is open to Hyalite Peak. At the junction of 427 with Storm
Castle Trail 185, Trail 185 is closed into South Cottonwood