Crystal Basin Holdings LLC received unanimous approval from Pitkin County commissioners on Tuesday to add 5.5 miles of trails to an existing network of 4.5 miles of trails in Coal Basin. The company’s 221-acre Coal Basin Ranch is located about 3.5 miles west of Redstone where Mid-Continent Coal and Coke Co. operated coal mines until 1991.
The first phase of trails was approved by Pitkin County in 2018 and opened to the public in 2021. The small network is valuable because the trails provide a chance for young and novice riders to progress as they build skills, Mike Pritchard, executive director of the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association told commissioners. The existing network includes a small pump track with flats and small hills that are family friendly.
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