Trail News & Updates
Looking to join in on the fun and help out our trails? Check out our calendar to see upcoming volunteer events. Registration and details are located in the event on the calendar. The VVMTA Volunteer Trail Crew meets every Wednesday night and the HTC Volunteer Trail Crew meets the first and third Tuesday of every month. Stay tuned to our calendar, social media, and newsletter for updated information.
Trails are more important than ever. They provide a much needed escape and improve our physical and mental health. We encourage you to get outside, exercise, and enjoy nature. But we need to ensure our trails and public lands are sustainable and cared for. We need your support now more than ever to secure the resources required to sustain increasing trail use and impacts to our trails and public lands.
We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of community support to bring the Minturn Bike Park to life in 2020! Thank you to those who supported the bike park whether it be financial or you provided your services, materials, consulting, or volunteer time. Without your help it would not have happened. Now we need your donation to maintain the bike park and replenish our reserve funds so we have the resources at our fingertips to bring the next big community project to life. Please support the Minturn Bike Park and the trails we know and love in our valley.
Protect our wildlife, protect our trails. Become a Wildlife Trail Ambassador. Watch our 2020 training videos and learn about the science, data, and importance of why seasonal wildlife closures exist. Do your part and help educate and inform trail users on the importance of respecting seasonal wildlife trail closures, trail etiquette, and leaven no trace principles.
We are excited to announce the opening of the Minturn Bike Park on Saturday, August 29! The bike park is a world class amenity for all ages, families, and abilities to enjoy. It includes green beginner trails and a kid friendly pump track to advanced dirt jumps and gravity flow trails with drops, rolls, and features. Head out with the whole family and enjoy a day at the bike park and relax in the Gerald Gallegos Family Pavilion!
West Avon Preserve trails are being rebuilt! We spent many hours in the field flagging proposed trail alignments off the road as much as possible. Momentum Trail Concepts is going to do its best to complete all of these reroutes in November and before seasonal wildlife closures go in place on December 15th. If they are not able to finish due to weather, they will complete the project as soon as the trail system opens after April 15th. The VVMTA also plans to complete two of these reroutes in the Spring of 2021 with volunteer trail crews.
If you haven’t checked out Trailforks yet please do so and get to know the program. It is a great resource for us as an organization and for you as a rider/hiker. Connect your Strava for insightful data, upload trail condition reports that are live on our website, and find favorite routes across the Valley. Trailforks now includes hiking trails, simply click the drop down menu at the top of the page to switch to hiking or biking trails.
Cougar Ridge reroutes are complete! This project is finally coming to an end after 4 years of volunteer reroutes, planning, and finally reroutes completed by McGill Trails in the fall of 2020. Head out there and enjoy the improvements on the summer “Minturn Mile”!