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Safety Information

LIABILITY WAIVERS

CTFN requires anyone using the Montana Mountain trail network to sign and submit a waiver. These waivers allow us to continue to build, manage and share these trails. Waivers can be signed and submitted at the trail kiosk at the base of the mountain or Carcross Visitor Reception Centre (VRC).

A numbered tag is attached to each waiver. Please have your tag on hand every time you use the trails. A new waiver should be signed each calendar year. In the event of a lost tag, trail users should visit the Carcross VRC or kiosk to sign a new waiver.

USER SAFETY

As a guest on our lands, your safety and comfort is important to CTFN. Please read the following information to ensure that your Montana Mountain experience is a positive one.

Be Prepared and Play Safe

You are venturing into a wilderness environment. There is no mountain patrol and rescue may not be available. Weather and conditions can change rapidly. You may encounter wildlife, including bears. We recommend that you:

  • Carry extra clothing, food and water
  • Hike or bike with others
  • Pack a trail map and take note of signage
  • Carry a First Aid kit and bear spray (and know how to use them!)
  • Let someone know your whereabouts and anticipated time of return
  • Take spare tubes and/or patch kit and bike pump

Special Note for Mountain Bikers

Mountain biking is a high risk sport. To minimize your risk:

  • Always wear a helmet
  • Wear protective armour if possible
  • Inspect technical trail features/structures prior to riding
  • Ride within your ability level

Emergency Contact

Some cell phones may receive coverage throughout the lower portion of the trail network. The Carcross Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment can be reached at 821-5555. A nursing station is also located in Carcross.

TRAIL ETIQUETTE

  • Absolutely NO motorized vehicles permitted on the trails
  • Please do not disturb wildlife
  • Please use the trails according to the specified direction of travel and permitted activity
  • “Leave no Trace”: take only pictures, leave only footprints!
  • Bikers yield to hikers

MONTANA MOUNTAIN ROAD

The road is unmaintained: 4x4 vehicles with high clearance are recommended.