CURRENT CONDITIONS TRAIL REPORT (8/11/2022)
Hope your legs are having to recover today after having a weekend full of trail fun!
IDLEWILD: A wildfire fuels mitigation project is occurring in the area of Crosstrails, Homestead, and Ditch trails. There are no trail closures but users should exercise caution in the area due to the presence of heavy equipment.
CLOSURE: USFS Rd 128 south of CR 84 at Trail Creek outside of Tabernash will be closed to ALL users from August 8-12th. Denver Water will have the road torn up to do water pipeline repair work. All access to Devil's Thumb trailhead will need to happen from the south via County Rd 8 during this timeframe.
STILLWATER PASS/HWY 125 UPDATE: Flash flooding in the East Troublesome Burn Area is creating more headaches. Some trails, structures, and roads have washed out. Hwy 125 is closed as well as some other roads and trails in the area. Please refer to the link below for more details.
FIRE RECOVERY UPDATES: The East Troublesome and Williams Fork Fires have created unprecedented times in our county. The Grand Lake area as well as US Hwy 125 is still in the post-fire recovery state. Please be sure to visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/arp/recarea/?recid=28512 to see if the area you would like to visit has reopened.
RIDE DIRT, NOT MUD!
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To view trails in Grand County click HERE.
Please follow trail etiquette and follow use regulations on all trails!
· Ride on open trails only – respect trail closures including seasonal or short-term closures. Remember that the USFS and BLM are regulating bicycle usage to designated routes only. Please remember to stay on signed designated routes to avoid any tickets or monetary penalties.
· Do not pass off the trail, yield to other users.
· Never ride in designated Wilderness areas, which are closed to bikes and mechanized use.
· Don’t skid.
· Don’t ride muddy trails.
· Don’t ride around water on trails to protect vegetation
· Stay on existing trails.
· Don’t shortcut switchbacks.
·Please remember to always practice “Leave No Trace” ethics. (There is no such thing as trash fairies).