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Trail Conditions

Trail Conditions

CURRENT CONDITIONS TRAIL REPORT (5/27/2022)

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

Consistent moisture in the form of snow, hail, and rain throughout the week has left our trails fairly wet and muddy. Please refrain from using wet and muddy trails and give them a couple of days to dry out. The Frontside Phases are good to go! Please go THROUGH puddles SLOWLY rather than around them to prevent trail widening and braiding.

IF YOU ARE LEAVING A TRACK, PLEASE TURN BACK!

GTG for BIKING: WP/FRASER: Snow is still prevalent. Fraser River Trail, Fraser to Granby Trail (the singletrack at the top by Val Moritz is still snowy), Givelo, Creekside, and NW Passage are GTG. Flume & Chainsaw still have lots of snow. Rendezvous neighborhood trails are GTG. Idlewild is still very wet. Leland and Vasquez drainages are still very snowy and wet.

PHASES/TABERNASH: The frontside trails have dried out beautifully with Ridgerunner, .25, .5, Brushpile, Phase-In and Phased & Confused ready to rip. The Salad Bowl and Fruit Loop side is still very wet and is getting a lot of damage from folks trying to venture over that way. Please give these trails some more time to dry out.

GRAVEL GRINDERS: Are opening up in the Hot Sulphur, Parshall, and Kremmling areas. The north end of CR 50 on the east end of Byers Canyon is clear until appx. 6 miles up. From HSS, you can go up Parshall Divide until the cattle guard at the BLM/SWA boundary. CR6/FS125 out to Monarch is great. CR4 is reported as clear. In the Experimental Forest area, you can ride CR73/FS 160 to the St. Louis Lake trailhead or go up and over FS159 to Winter Park with only a few snowbanks. The Cool Loops in the Kremmling area are reported as good.

SNOW: For those still seeking winter sports fun, there is still lots of snow in the Deadhorse area, up Rollins Pass, and in all of the Berthoud Drainages for skiing, snowshoeing, and split boarding. WP Resort and Mary Jane are now closed for the season.

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 stage and we recommend doing a bit of research before recreating in these areas as there are still closures in place.

RIDE DIRT, NOT MUD!

Check out Colorado Trail Explorer or COTREX, the mobile and desktop application for a statewide comprehensive and interactive trail map. 

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).