Contact: Gary Tennenbaum
ASPEN - Pitkin County, the City of Aspen and
Town of Snowmass Village are compiling a wish list of trails and trail
amenities in the upper Roaring Fork Valley as the first step in drafting an Upper Valley Trails Plan. The public is
invited to weigh in at a pair of meetings on Jan. 30.
The goal is creation of a comprehensive
plan that will direct and enhance the future development of trails from Woody
Creek to above Aspen. Progressive Trail Design and the International Mountain Bicycling
Association (IMBA) are beginning work on the plan in collaboration with the three
local governments, as well as the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and
Aspen Skiing Co.
Representatives of Progressive
Trail Design, IMBA and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails are seeking input
from mountain bikers from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Jan. 30, and then from the
hiking/running/skiing community from 7-9 p.m. Both sessions will take place in
the Rio Grande Room in Aspen.
Equestrians were the first to
offer their suggestions, at a meeting held in December. Discussions will
continue throughout the winter months; a draft plan is expected by mid-year.