trails

  • Locations: News Published

    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 →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Trail Notes returns for 2022 season

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers staff

     We live in a special place, but it’s the people that make our region truly unique. The outdoors culture that’s so central to our lifestyle — and so exciting to visitors — only begins with hiking, biking, raftingread more →

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    Red Hill User Survey - Participants Needed

    Published

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

    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.

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  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Trail notes: That's a wrap!

    By Jacob Baker

    Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

    As this year’s camping trips and bike rides fade to black, trails and open spaces shift gears too: during the snowy months is when the government agencies and nonprofits who jointly care for our shared outdoors reflect on the year… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Hardwick Bridge to welcome back foot traffic

    Hardwick Bridge is not falling down, but it definitely needs new decking and side railings to safely carry pedestrians and bicyclists across the Roaring Fork River. This iron truss bridge, located north of the Iron Bridge and West Bank subdivisions, was erected in the 1920s for cars and trucks,… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Trail Notes - June 24, 2021

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

    Trail Know-how

    Temperatures continue to rise, wind is persistent and precipitation is absent: Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin and Gunnison counties have instituted stage one fire restrictions for all state, federal, private, incorporated and unincorporated lands within their respective areas. Stage one fire restrictions… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    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 →

  • Locations: News Published

    Introducing: Trail Notes

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

    The season for volunteer trail work has begun! In collaboration with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV), The Sopris Sun will keep readers updated about ongoing projects, trail conditions and opportunities to volunteer outdoors! Registration for upcoming work days is at: rfov.orgread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    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 →