Jim Creek Trail Restoration with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
JULY 16 @ 8:00 AM - JULY 17 @ 4:00 PM
Jim Creek Trailhead, Forest Road 128 Winter Park, CO 80482
HTA is partnering with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado and the US Forest Service to restore the trail surface, rock armor muddy stream crossings, and install check dams on Jim Creek Trail after the catastrophic wind events in the fall of 2020. This project will be ongoing throughout the summer, but this volunteer effort will be a very large two-day event. The bulk of the project will occur between 1.5 and 3 miles in from the trailhead on Waterboard Road 128 outside of Winter Park. The microburst wind event that occurred in the fall of 2020 nearly leveled the entire old-growth forest surrounding Jim Creek Trail and made the trail completely impassable with downed trees. Although the trail corridor has already been cleared, this project will focus on restoring the trail surface in areas where root balls uprooted the ground or where sections of the trail were lost. This project will provide much-needed safety and erosion improvements to one of the most popular hiking routes in Grand County. Registration through VOC will open on June 1st on their website (link below). Email [email protected] for more information.