Crew access locations during the event include the start, Camp Creek Ridge intersection with Freeze Out Road (out only), Dry Fork Ridge Aid Station (out and in), Sally's Footbridge Aid Station (out and in), Little Bighorn Trail course intersection with Devil’s Canyon Road (out and in), Jaws Trailhead, and from the Tongue River Canyon Trailhead to the Finish . Detailed crew access directions will be available at the packet pick-up and rules regarding crew access at specific crew access locations will be reiterated. Crew access from the Tongue River Canyon Trailhead (94.75 miles) on Tongue River Canyon Road to the Finish will only be by foot or bike because of congestion on Tongue River Canyon road. Crew access to Dry Fork Ridge Aid Station (in) on Saturday will have parking restrictions.
Crew access to Sally's Footbridge Aid Station (out and in) is difficult due to the distance to the mouth of the Little Bighorn River Canyon and the fact that there is limited parking in the canyon. Crews should expect at least 25 minutes to navigate the 2 mile section of rocky, rough, primitive road into the canyon to the designated crew parking area. From that crew parking area, crews will need to walk ¾ miles to access Sally's Footbridge Aid Station. A high clearance vehicle is recommended for accessing Sally's Footbridge Aid Station and carpooling is suggested. It will take a crew approximately a minimum of 2.5 hours to go between Dry Fork Ridge Aid Station and the Footbridge Aid Station both out and in.
Approximate travel times that should be considered by entrants and their crews at this time assuming good road conditions and no construction delays are as follows:
Crews may provide aid to their runner at any point on the course after the Tongue River Canyon Trailhead (94.75 miles) to the finish as long as they have not driven on the Tongue River Canyon Road to access their runner. They may walk, run, or bike on the Tongue River Canyon Road to access their runner and must return via the same manner. Crew or family who drive a vehicle on Tongue River Canyon Road will subject their runner to disqualification.