George S. Mickelson Trail
Trail Policies and Etiquette
- All trail users age 12 and older are required to have a trail pass (except on the trail within the city limits). Passes must be located on the person or the bicycle: trail users who are unable to show a trail pass will be subject to a fine.
- Trail Traffic: The trail is open to hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail. Exception: section of the trail is open to snowmobiles between Deadwood and Dumont.
- Electric wheelchairs, electric scooters and select e-bikes (Class 1 and 2 pedal-assist) are allowed on the trail.
- Avoid disturbing wildlife.
- Refrain from defacing natural features.
- All pets must be leashed.
- Camping is prohibited on the trail and trailheads.
- No campfires allowed.
- Smoking is not allowed on or adjacent to the trail.
- Discharging firearms or fireworks from or across the trail is strictly prohibited.
- Air guns and slingshots are not allowed on the trail.
- The trail is closed to all users from ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise.
- Obey all traffic signs.
- Remain to the right except to pass. Be sure to give a clear warning before passing others and do not pass others in the tunnels.
- Bicycles must yield to pedestrians and everyone must yield to horses.
- Keep children near adults.
- Travel with a buddy or in a group in case of an emergency.
- Open range areas are where cattle roam freely. If you come to an area where cattle are on the trail, DO NOT spook them, speak in a calm voice and slowly work your way around them.
- Respect landowners.
- Stay on the trail and be considerate of other users.
- For emergency assistance dial 911.
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