Note: Donations to this GofundMe and to the PO Box above go directly to a special "Trails Fund" account setup and controlled by Frontier 4-Wheelers (dba: Frontier 4x4 Club), a member club of the Montana 4x4 Association. Montana 4x4 Association is a signatory member of a coalition of groups and individuals spear heading this project in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service.
Another payment option:
Trailriders Anonymous is also accepting mailed payments to:
Trail Riders Anonymous, PO box 923, Belgrade MT 59714
The trail is commonly known as the McKelvey Lake Trail. Officially, for the purposes of this project, it is the North Meadow Trail #6340. The trail goes from the North Meadow Creek Road to McKelvey Lake, at over 8700 feet, and provides access to several other lakes in the area. It is commonly considered one of, if not THE, toughest natural 4x4/OHV trail in Montana, that is open to the public. The route is open to full-size vehicles and has become a major destination ride for full-size, off-road vehicle enthusiasts, ATV/UTV riders, and motorcyclists. It draws individual off-roaders and clubs from around Montana and many surrounding states.
Last year (2021), due to natural deterioration, the 5 bridges on this trail were condemned by Forest Service engineers. Time simply took its toll on these wooden bridges which are all well over 30 years old. For the safety of all users, the bridges require replacement before this wonderful trail can be reopened to vehicle traffic.
An agreement between a coalition of organizations and the Forest Service has worked to develop the plan for the replacement of these bridges which must be built to modern federal safety standards was finalized in November of 2021.
Rob Currier of the Bozeman Mountaineers 4x4 Club has been leading this charge with the excellent assistance of the Trail Riders Anonymous 4x4 Club, along with Citizens For Balanced Use, the Montana 4x4 Association, & Rory Edwards.
NOTE:Montana Overland and 4x4 Adventures is hosting this page, as a curtesy, on behalf of the Montana 4x4 Association and Frontier 4x4 Club. This is part of our support for those groups and this trail project. Money collected in the GoFundMe campaign and checks sent to Frontier 4x4 Club's Trail Funds, are fully under the control of Frontier 4x4 Club and the Montana 4x4 Assocaition and not this website. Our time is being donated as part of our support of and for this project.