Last week, Garfield County commissioners agreed to spend more than $400,000 to revamp the base of the Red Hill recreation area in Carbondale.
The funds will be used to reroute County Road 107, which officials think will improve safety at the start of the popular trail system.
The town of Carbondale purchased property there last year and has been working to add trails and reduce congestion.
Three new trails have recently been completed, but plans to build a new parking lot and realign the road still need approval from the Colorado Department of Transportation.
The new design is meant to keep hikers and bikers off of the county road.
Officials say construction could start as soon as this fall.