We’re excited to share that Pitkin County Open Space and Trails has kicked off the planning phase for a trail along part of Prince Creek Road, as well as a parking lot for recreational users. The goal is to construct at least some of the improvements this year.
What does this mean for mountain bikers? Hopefully… an extension of the Monte Carlo trail down the Prince Creek valley by about 1.5 miles, much closer to Hwy 133 and town of Carbondale. Better trailhead parking, and more riding on dirt. RFMBA is advocating for parallel singletrack trails for up / down travel while recognizing there is a truly constrained corridor of land available for this project.
With directional trails being the gold standard, having parallel trails in this tight corridor could make a big difference in the safety and fun factors of this high-use access trail project. Now is your chance to help mold this project.
PCOS&T is hosting an Open House to seek input. Please come out to learn more and make comment on Wednesday, May 17 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Carbondale Town Hall. Can’t attend that night? Submit your comments in support of this project by May 24th at this link.