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2019-2020 Annual Report

Read the Full Annual Report Here We are pleased to bring you our 2019-2020 Annual Report.  You can read the full report here or click on an image below.  Thank you for your continued support which truly allows us to further our mission of improving our trails and public lands in Eagle County! Deer Trails

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We Are Hiring!

Trails & Programs Manager – Full-time Year Round Position The Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance (VVMTA) is excited to offer a full-time, year round Trails & Programs Manager (TPM) position.  The TPM will focus on managing the Trail Conservation Crew (TCC), managing/recruiting/retaining volunteers, managing VVMTA’s programs, and balancing office work with physical trail and field

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2020 Season Recap

Building Trails to a Healthier Community… Was our motto in 2020.  Trails were more important than ever.  They provide a much needed escape and improve our physical and mental health.  As always we encourage you to get outside, exercise, and enjoy nature.  But we did see a huge growth in new trail users in 2020

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Wildlife Trail Ambassador Volunteers Needed

Local wildlife enthusiasts who want to help wintering wildlife in the Eagle Valley are encouraged participate in a virtual information and training session about becoming a Wildlife Trail Ambassador. The session will be held Dec. 9 from 6 to 7 p.m. The Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District since 2017 has partnered with the Vail Valley Mountain

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West Avon Trails Preserve Trail Rebuild is Underway!

We are very excited to announce that after much coordination, collaboration, and planning the re-build of the trails impacted by Holy Cross Energy’s maintenance project is finally beginning.  You can read about the background of this project from our post back in May. Over the summer, the VVMTA has had numerous site visits and meetings

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Berlaimont Estates Objections

Berlaimont Estates Final Environmental Impact Statement & Draft Decision Memo The VVMTA is against the approved plan for the developers to build a paved road with massive retaining walls in order to build 19 luxury residential homes with year round access.  The road will have lasting impacts on elk and deer populations and critical habitat. 

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BLM and USFS Ebike Policies and Proposals

It can be quite difficult to understand what the guidelines are for e-bike use on non-motorized trails on BLM (Bureau of Land Management) and USFS (United States Forest Service) lands.  In order to keep this as simple as possible, we are not going to go into the rest of the e-bike rules recently approved by

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Minturn Bike Park Opening: ‘A Free & New Community Asset’

Four years of planning and hard work was realized in Minturn on Friday when dozens of locals celebrated the opening of the Minturn Bike Park. With mountains looming large in the background, and the park’s enormous jumps also towering above the crowd, a large group of stakeholders spaced themselves out around the pump track and

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West Avon Preserve Trails Map

West Avon Preserve Trails Impact – Holy Cross Energy

West Avon Preserve Update: What is happening? Holy Cross Energy is pulling new overhead power lines to improve the system resiliency to accommodate increased electrical load carrying capacity.  In order to do this, they must clear the old existing access road that crosses many of the trails in the WAP.  This road was there well before

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How You Can Support Our Community & Trails Now

Dear Trail Supporter, Our community, local businesses, and nonprofits are all being hit hard financially during this pandemic. Stimulus checks and CARE Act funds are thankfully helping many of our businesses and bank accounts. We understand these are tough times and you may need to use this money for your basic needs. Many of us

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