Dowd rec path to open

VAIL — The Gore Valley Trail through Dowd Junction is open. In addition to sweeping, cleaning and other repairs, reopening the trail requires the installation of a fabric screen near the Mud Springs Gulch wildlife underpass. The screen hides trail users from migrating deer and elk and allows the trail to remain open during the spring migration season.

Regarding other pathways, the recreation trail from Sunburst Drive to East Vail will be plowed and open by April 22. Other sections of recreation trails within Vail that are not maintained in winter will reopen as conditions allow, with all paved trails expected to be cleared and open by April 29.  

For more information, call Gregg Barrie in the town of Vail Public Works Department, at 970-479-2337. For ECO Trails updates, visit

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