Trail Conservation Crew (TCC)

In the summer of 2021 the VVMTA introduced Eagle County’s first full-time Trail Conservation Crew (TCC). While securing grant funding the VVMTA was able to create seasonal positions for six full time TCC positions. The TCC’s focus will be on trail maintenance, trail building, protecting seasonal wildlife closures, closing illegal/social trails, designating campsites and closing illegal campsites, communicating fire restrictions, educating trail users at trailheads, removing garbage, and generally mitigating recreational impacts on trails and public lands.  The TCC will work across all public lands in Eagle County, functioning as an essential resource for all land managers, agencies, and partners.

Trail Conservation Crew 2021 Projects

While the TCC crew worked up and down the valley all summer a few projects were important to our partners and were highlights to the 2021 season. These included building Adam’s Way in Eagle, reroute on Game Creek Trail in Vail and The Colorado Trail in the White River National Forest. These large projects were accompanied by maintenance and upkeep on existing trails though out the valley. The TCC crew also continued to promote stewardship while being involved with Volunteers in our Adopt A Trail Program and Wild Life Trail Ambassadors.

 

Trails you might have run into the TCC crew on in 2021: 

  • Pipeline
  • Lov Connection
  • Sneve Gulch
  • Paulies Plunge
  • Haymaker
  • Cougar Ridge
  • Mesquite
  • Mike’s Night Out
  • Colorado Trail
  • McKenzie Gulch
  • Wild West Trail 
  • Itch & Scratch
  • Two Elk
  • Game Creek
  • Lee’s Way
  • Bighorn
  • Everkrisp
  • Adam’sWay
  • BuffherCreek
  • Cougar Ridge
  • Whiskey Creek

Game Creek Reroute – Vail

Adam’s Way – Eagle

Adopt A Trail 

Colorado Trail – White River National Forest

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Bighorn- Rock work 

Two Elk East Rock Armoring

Paulie’s Plunge – Bridge Update

Paulie's Plunge Bridge Repair

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