The Tour de Critters is one of the most popular Wind Drinker funs runs, year after year! Run on land owned by Franklin Coles, a former BSWD President, the courses are tough, hilly trail runs high above the valley floor, with extensive views near Bozeman Pass. This event was once known as the ‘Tour de Wolves’, as the Howlers Inn bed and breakfast, just down the hill from Franklin’s place, has a few rescue wolves in an enclosure. When the wolves left temporarily, the ‘Wolves’ part of the run name was changed to ‘Critters’ – but now some wolves are back. Watch, and listen, for them!
To reach the start, get on I-90 East and drive to the Jackson Creek Road exit. Take Jackson Creek Road north (passing under the Interstate) Drive about 3 miles, and turn right onto Bridger Hollow Road (look for the Howlers Inn sign). Drive past the Inn, up the hill, and turn left at Absaroka Drive. Run assistants will help direct you to parking.