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On Tuesday, Pitkin County Commissioners and the Open Space and Trails Board will hear updates on a draft plan for a trail that could eventually connect Carbondale and Crested Butte.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

More than 250 people submitted comments on a proposed trail through the Crystal River Valley. Pitkin County released them Thursday; there is general support for the trail, but concerns remain.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

On Tuesday, officials from Pitkin County will host a public meeting where they are the ones listening. The forum in Carbondale is meant to gather public input on a major trail proposal in the Crystal River Valley.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Pitkin County officials are working to connect Carbondale to Crested Butte with a multi-use trail that would run through the Crystal Valley. Open Space and Trails staff has a draft plan in the works, and it goes far beyond the trail route.

Denver Public Library and Dale Will

 

Pitkin County has released a draft plan for its proposed trail through the Crystal River Valley. It could eventually connect to Crested Butte.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

The Open Space and Trails board met Thursday to discuss proposed trail alignments through the Crystal Valley.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

The Pitkin County Open Space and Trails board meets Thursday morning to talk about public feedback on proposed trail alignments through the Crystal River Valley.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Pitkin County officials are working on a trail that will eventually connect Carbondale to Crested Butte. They’ve released possible routes for Pitkin County’s section, which runs to the top of McClure Pass. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy took a tour of the area, exploring both the history and the future of the corridor.

Courtesy of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

Pitkin County is planning a trail from Carbondale to Crested Butte, and the public can check out route options this week.

Courtesy of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

As Pitkin County Open Space and Trails staff works to design a trail up the Crystal River Valley, a local conservation organization wants to make sure wildlife is protected.

 

Courtesy of www.goco.org

The board for Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) meets in Carbondale on Thursday and Friday.  

The organization uses Colorado Lottery revenue to provide grants to projects that protect and enhance Colorado’s parks, trails, wildlife and open spaces. Since its inception in 1992, GOCO has given about $18.5 million to Eagle County, $10.2 million to Garfield County and $7.6 million to Pitkin County.