The sun has set on another epic season of trail riding in the Roaring Fork Valley. Most trails are under seasonal closures until next spring/summer. Please let the wildlife enjoy their time and give the trails a rest.
WHAT IS CLOSED UNTIL NEXT SPRING/SUMMER:
Rio Grande Trail: Rock Bottom Ranch to Catherine Store segment is seasonally closed for all users Dec. 1 – April 30.
Glassier Open Space: Seasonal closure in effect for all users Dec. 1 through April 30. – Please note: Glassier OS is closed after dark per the adopted management plan; plan your night rides to start up the hill at dusk so you can finish on Buckhorn and the Rio Grande with your lights turned on.
Crown / Prince Creek / Vasten / Buckhorn: Seasonal closure in effect for bikes on most Crown BLM land Dec. 1 through April 15. An exception to this closure allows for bikes (fat bikes!) on lower Prince Creek trails (South Porcupine Ditch and below).
Red Hill: Elk Traverse + north side trails seasonal closure for all users is Dec. 1 through April 15.
Lorax Trail: Seasonal closure for bikes on Lorax area BLM routes Dec. 1 through April 15.
South Canyon: Coal Camp trail seasonal closure for all users is Dec. 1 through April 15.
New Castle: Seasonal closure for bikes on BLM routes north of N.C., Dec. 1 through April 15.
TRAILS THAT REMAIN OPEN THROUGHOUT WINTER (CONDITIONS PERMITTING)
Aspen Fat Bike Loop: Includes portions of the Aspen Golf Course, Marolt Open Space and Maroon Creek Trail linking the ARC to the Aspen Golf Course.
Rio Grande Trail: Full trail from Aspen to Glenwood Springs (Except for the two mile section between Rock Bottom Ranch and Catherine Store)
Red Hill: All “front side” trails south of Elk Traverse.
Prince Creek Below North Porcupine: Prince Creek Climbing Trail, Monte Carlo, Christmas Tree, Lower FOG.
Grandstaff Trail: Access by riding up Red Mountain Road in Glenwood Springs.
Lower New Castle Trails: Prendergast Hill, Medaris, Pub View, Salty Dalty & Jolley Trails