Open Space and Trails Board adopts management plan; trail construction under way
Volunteers gather on Tuesday evenings to construct new singletrack along the upper portion of Prince Creek Road. The work will continue through August and possibly into September.
The Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Board on July 18th adopted the Prince Creek Management Plan with a minor amendment. The plan is posted below.
The plan allows construction of a trail along part of Prince Creek Road. Volunteer nights continue on Tuesday evenings. Volunteers are constructing separate trails for travel in each direction where possible. Sign up here to participate.
Potential use of the Bull Pen parcel as a parking area will be further explored in 2018. Open Space and Trails will consult with residents along Prince Creek Road, as well as user groups, if the parking lot is pursued.
Prince Creek Road, just outside of Carbondale, lies partially within Garfield County but mostly within Pitkin County. It is heavily used by pedestrians, as well as mountain bikers who use it to access a network of trails west of the road, leading onto BLM land known as the Crown. Our goal is to separate recreational traffic from motorized traffic to the extent possible and provide off-road parking to alleviate the parking of vehicles on the road itself. The trail easement depicted on the map, as well as the Bull Pen parcel, have been purchased with these improvements in mind.