Forest Service spruces up old Eagle County cabins
Vail, CO Colorado
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The Forest Service has completed preservation work on three historic structures located on the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District of the White River National Forest.
The Forest Service applied for and received approximately $190,000 of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds for historic preservation efforts at the Piney Guard Station, Tigiwon Community House, and Notch Mountain Shelter. The work included roof replacement, painting and refinishing, floor repairs, graffiti removal, and window and fireplace refurbishment. To meet ARRA’s purpose to energize economic recovery, local contractors were employed in the preservation planning and construction efforts. Historic preservation efforts began in June and were completed in October. –
These Civilian Conservation Corps era and earlier structures are eligible to the National Register of Historic Places and were in need of stabilization and repairs. The Piney Guard Station and Tigiwon Community House are in the Recreation Rental Program and are used extensively by the public for weekend getaways, hunting trips, family picnics, and weddings. The Notch Mountain Shelter is regularly used by hikers while viewing Mount of the Holy Cross from atop Notch Mountain.
All three cabins are located on the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District of the White River National Forest. Piney Guard Station is approximately three miles off the top of Muddy Pass Road north of Vail. Tigiwon Community House is south of Minturn up Tigiwon road about halfway to the Half Moon Campground. Notch Mountain Shelter is atop Notch Mountain south of Minturn. –
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