The Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Board adopted the Prince Creek Management Plan in July 2017. The plan envisioned an off-road trail and a parking area to improve safety and alleviate parking along Prince Creek Road.
BULL PEN PARKING UNDER CONSTRUCTION Construction of what is called the East Bull Pen, one of two options considered by the Open Space and Trails Board, is underway. The goal is to have it finished in mid-July. The new lot will contain 30 to 35 spaces, but trail users are urged to ride from town if they can. Currently, available parking is in designated spots uphill of Handy Drive.
The so-called Bull Pen property along Prince Creek Road was acquired by Pitkin County with parking in mind. Also acquired were properties and easements that allowed last year's construction of new singletrack connecting the Bull Pen to existing trails on the Crown.
NEW TRAIL OPENS IN FALL 2017 The Prince Creek Management Plan allowed construction of the trail on open space along Prince Creek Road. Separate uphill and downhill routes were ultimately built along a roughly 1.45-mile stretch of the road, extending between the Bull Pen parcel and the Prince Creek Quickie trail. A huge volunteer effort helped complete the project.
A BIT OF BACKGROUND... 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.
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