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    Spring Gulch Trail System expanded

    As of the new year, the Spring Gulch Trail System has opened six new kilometers (3.7 miles) of high-elevation, cross-country skiing trails, with the intention of extending both early and late seasons. The expansion is a large step in a pattern of development meant to keep up with increasing popularity… read more →

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    Redstone to McClure Pass Trail winds toward implementation

    On Jan. 27, a year after receiving comments on a draft environmental assessment, the White River National Forest (WRNF) published its final environmental assessment and draft decision notice for the Redstone to McClure Pass Trail. This seven-mile section of the 83-mile Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail Plan, adopted by Pitkin… read more →

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    Responsible recreation begins with education

    National Forest Week (July 11-17) was started four years ago by the National Forest Foundation to “celebrate our incredible 193-million-acre National Forest System and all the benefits it provides to the public.”

    How do we responsibly celebrate our surroundings?

    Sam Massman, White River National Forest recreation program manager, said educating… read more →

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    Locals rep at Outdoor Retailer show

    Many familiar faces could be spotted at the Outdoor Retailer show in Denver earlier this month.

    Lindsay Jones, local artist, checks out the topo designs at Garmin.

    Chris Brandt, Red Hill Council president, chats with Trails Are Common Ground.

    Ethan Peck, of Rygr, shows off a new… read more →

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    Red Hill survey results are in!

    Carbondale’s much-loved trail system on Red Hill is now seeing more than 70,000 visits a year. That’s according to Davis Farrar, a member of the volunteer group, the Red Hill Council. While most of the Red Hill trail system is Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land, the council exists to… read more →

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    Wading in: Ballot Issue A

    In addition to electing three trustees and Carbondale’s next mayor, town residents have the opportunity to approve replacing the John M. Fleet Pool, named for a former Carbondale mayor, with a new aquatics facility in the same location.

    The new pool would separate the lap pool from the general recreation… read more →

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    Red Hill trails need “TLC”

    The trails in Carbondale’s Red Hill Recreation Area are loved. If that’s not clear from the jammed parking lot, there’s evidence along the trails themselves. Crumbling paths between switchbacks are evidence of shortcutting – by both humans and canines. Dog poop bags line the trail creating bubbles of stink… read more →

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    Earth Day Yoga with ACES & O2


    In collaboration with O2, we are thrilled to host a special yoga class to celebrate Earth Day with renowned yoga instructor, Alexa Kubica. By facilitating the connection of mind, body, and spirit, Alexa will lead a grounding outdoor vinyasa flow helping her students find peace, energy, and vibrancy in nature…

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    Increased use equals increased care for local trails

    Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) opened project season registration to members on Thursday, April 1. Beginning April 16, the general public is welcome to sign up to help out too, for what communications and engagement manager Jacob Baker calls “our busiest project season probably ever.”
    Despite the pandemic,… read more →