Red Hill

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    Poop, there it is!

    It’s a sight too familiar — dog waste, bagged and otherwise, littering our favorite trails. As the snow thaws, the problem is especially evident. One might wonder, did this person intend to grab their bag on the way back? Or do they think it’s somebody’s job to ferry poop away?… read more →

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    Intro to Trail Building & Maintenance


    Our Intro to Trail Building introduces volunteers who want to give back to our shared outdoors but aren’t sure where to begin or why RFOV does what we do! This class is available to all ages.

    Participants will learn:


    You must register…

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    Red Hill options grow with usage

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

    Red Hill — its trails and views — has become one the most popular spots around to enjoy a vista of Mount Sopris. Last year, the Red Hill Special Recreation Management Area, as the site is officially known, counted approximately 65,000 visitors. As use increases,… read more →

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    C-Line Trail Build, Community Volunteer Project


    Red Hill needs a new and sustainable downhill route: RFOV is coordinating with several non-profit and government partners to make what’s being called the C-Line Trail come to fruition this year! Come join us for some evening fun swinging tools while building Carbondale’s newest trail amenity.

    You must register in…

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - March 31, 2022

    Mountain Fair line-up

    Tune into Express Yourself on KDNK this Friday, April 1, for the grand reveal of Carbondale’s 51st Mountain Fair slated musical talent.

    Scavenger hunt

    The Carbondale Rec Department hosts “Where My Peeps At?” on April 16. Teams of up to six people will unscramble clues leading to… read more →

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    Red Hill User Survey - Participants Needed


    The 2022 Red Hill User Survey is available on our website:

    Please take the time to give us your feedback. It is very important to help us care for these much loved public lands. All input is anonymous. Survey closing date is April 16, 2022. Thank you.

    Direct link…

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    If you’re leaving footprints, turn around

    It’s March again, which means it’s time for our annual reminder that it’s not great to use muddy trails.

    With current trail counts for Red Hill coming in between 65,000 and 70,000 uses per year, it’s more important than ever for trail users to be aware of best practices.

    “If… 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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    Ride dirt, not mud

    As temperatures increase with the approach of spring, so does the amount of mud on our local trails. Unlike trails in some other parts of the country, where soils are loamy and use of trails during wet conditions isn’t a problem, many trails in the Roaring Fork River Valley have… read more →

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    Jack the Warrior Dog

    By Burk Golden 
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    If there is anything that unifies people more in this valley than their love of snow sports, wilderness, or natural beauty, it would have to be dogs. Dogs are an integral part of many family units in… read more →