Vail Pass recpath opened Thursday

VAIL — The Colorado Department of Transportation will open the Vail bike path from East Vail, mile marker 180, to Copper Mountain, mile marker 195, today at 2 p.m.

Despite late spring snowfall, crews have worked daily to clear the path so it could open by Memorial Day.

The Department of Transportation urges cyclists to ride with caution as the path still has a few icy spots and more ice may form if the area receives colder temperatures or inclement weather.

In addition to the work of Department of Transportation maintenance crews, engineering crews are preparing for a project to begin in late May or early June that will resurface the path from Copper to the summit of Vail Pass and will repair a timber bridge to help improve safety for riders.

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