The Tenmile Range is a destination for world-class mountain biking and outdoor recreation, with access to Breckenridge, Leadville, Vail, the Colorado Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail.
Camp Hale, a high-mountain camp along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains was a World War II military training ground for the 10th Mountain Division. After the war, the soldiers returned to the region to help launch the state’s ski industry.
President Biden is likely to designate these areas, some of the most essential lands in Colorado for outdoor recreation and wildlife, as the Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument.
Mountain bikers, along with numerous other conservation and outdoor recreation groups, have been working for years to protect landscapes and access around Camp Hale and the Continental Divide through the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act and its previous iterations. Much effort has been put into ensuring mountain biking is included in the designation and that access to great riding and opportunities for future trails in the area are protected.
The proclamation could happen as early as Wednesday, October 12. The impact of this designation goes beyond Colorado and can set an example for the administration to consider mountain biking and outdoor recreation in other National Monuments across the country.
Help in the effort to protect Camp Hale and the Tenmile Range by telling leaders that you would like to see these landscapes protected.