Volunteers needed for Prince Creek Trail work outside of Carbondale
Volunteers are needed Tuesday evening for a new single-track trail being built along Prince Creek Road.
The new segment will get cyclists off an additional 1.5-mile of Prince Creek Road and connect to the network providing access to the Crown.
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers will host trail-building sessions at the Prince Creek Trail every Tuesday through the summer. Volunteers will meet at a sign-in tent at the end of the pavement on Prince Creek Road at 4 p.m. Registration is also available online at http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50413/signup_page/crown-evening-projects-signup.
“If you are running late, don’t worry,” said an announcement of the project. “Drop in on the crew at Prince Creek any time after 4 p.m.”
Dinner and refreshments will be provided when the work is done shortly before dusk.
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is partnering with Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association, U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails on the project. Last week, about 600-feet of trail was completed.
The Pitkin County Open Space and Trails board of directors approved the new trail last month. The open space program is still assessing how to move parking further down the valley, closer to Highway 133.
The trail will connect to an area called the bullpen parcel, which was acquired by the open space program. Some area residents contend putting parking there will create an unsafe situation because of poor sight lines around curves. The existing parking situation has been deemed unacceptable by Pitkin County because too many vehicles attempt to park at busy times in informal spots along Prince Creek Road at the entrance to Prince Creek subdivision.
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