NODE PLAN READY FOR REVIEW JAN. 14 The Open Space and Trails Board will review a Trailhead/Node Plan for the Rio Grande Trail when it meets Tuesday, Jan. 14. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Maroon Bells Room on the third floor of the Pitkin County administration building, 530 E. Main St., Aspen. CLICK HERE for meeting details and a copy of the plan.
The Rio Grande Trail within Pitkin County (between Aspen and Emma) has been the focus of planning to identify spots ("nodes") along the trail where additional amenities are needed, such as benches, picnic tables, restrooms, etc. Pitkin County Open Space and Trails sought community input on the draft concepts for enhanced or additional trailheads and nodes through a public survey last year. Locations for historical interpretation of sites along the trail are also part of the plan.