Trail reconstruction, stabilization near Singletree in Edwards
Vail CO, Colorado
MINTURN – The USDA Forest Service is partnering with the town of Avon, Berry Creek Metro District and Singletree Property Owners Association to improve non-motorized trail recreation opportunities north of I-70 and west of Metcalf Road in Avon.
Approximately 2.6 miles of trail are proposed for reconstruction to stabilize the trails and prevent further erosion. Reconstructed trails would primarily be open to foot and bike travel and would likely have seasonal winter restrictions to minimize impacts to deer and elk. Less than a mile of user-created illegal trails is proposed for closure and revegetation.
Two trailhead parking areas, each designed for five cars, are proposed.
Trailhead 1 would be located at the west termination of Nottingham Road.
Trailhead 2 is proposed on National Forest System lands adjacent to Beaver Creek Point Road. Additional trail access points to the area, without parking areas, are proposed on the east side of Winslow Road across from Filly Drive and at the intersection of Saddle Ridge Loop and Long Spur roads. Berry Creek Metro District will continue to provide additional access to the area on the east side of June Creek Road near the intersection with Chaparral Road.
Open houses will be held to review specifics of the proposal on Feb. 15 between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. at the Wildridge Fire Station, and on Feb. 21 between 4 and 6 p.m. at the Singletree Community Center. Written comments should be sent by March 9 to Brian Lloyd, White River National Forest acting district ranger, at P.O. Box 720, Eagle, CO 81631.
For additional information, please contact: Beth Boyst, White River National Forest, (970) 328-6388 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Matt Pielsticker, Town of Avon planner, (970) 748-4413 or email@example.com; or Charles Powers, Singletree Property Owners, at firstname.lastname@example.org.