STEERING COMMITTEE TO HELP FORMULATE MANAGEMENT PLAN Pitkin County Open Space and Trails is starting work on a management plan for Penny Hot Springs. An initial public survey to seek input closed Aug. 9. Next, a Steering Committee will be convened to consider the public feedback and identify strategies to address increased visitation at the hot springs. Find the full planning schedule and the proposed Steering Committee makeup in the Planning Schedule posted below.
Penny Hot Springs is located on the bank of the Crystal River along Hwy. 133, downstream from Redstone. The springs, located on open space, have a long and colorful history, which is detailed in the Penny Hot Springs History text, posted below. This is a draft of a history section that will be included in the management plan for the springs.
Penny Hot Springs is situated across the river from Filoha Meadows Nature Preserve, also an Open Space and Trails property. The 2008 Filoha Meadows Management Plan, which will be the focus of an update in 2021, is posted below. It encompassed management of Penny Hot Springs. With the current planning, Penny Hot Springs will have its own management plan.
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