Save Red Hill

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Have you ever wondered why you have to navigate a dangerous gravel road to get to Carbondale’s Red Hill trails?

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The land at the bottom of the hill has been privately owned and commercially zoned for decades. Creating a trail between the parking area and the Red Hill trail network has never before been possible.  But that has changed!

Thanks to your help, AVLT purchased the private property in December 2017, protecting Carbondale’s iconic red rock face and creating an opportunity to improve access to your favorite backyard trails!

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The total project budget is $1.35 million. Thanks to your generosity, we have raised over $1 million dollars to date!  We must raise the remaining $300,000 in order to fund the following:

1) Design and construction of a trail (or trails) to move trail users off the County Rd.

2) Placing of a permanent conservation easement on the property

3) Transferring ownership of the property to the Town of Carbondale (makes public use possible)

4) Creation of a fund for long-term management of the property

IN ADDITION

The Town of Carbondale, Garfield County, and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) have begun discussing a possible realignment of County Road 107 at its intersection with Hwy 82. Their intention would be to improve vehicle and pedestrian circulation and allow for future construction of a trail-head specific parking area. AVLT’s recent purchase of the property, and pending transfer to the town, has made this discussion possible. But to be clear, any road realignment and new parking solution would be a separate project not scoped under the current fundraising effort.

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SAFETY

So you won’t have to hike or bike a dangerous road to get to the trails.
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FUN

Create more enjoyable access to your favorite backyard trails.
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FUTURE

Let’s keep the entrance to Carbondale scenic and welcoming, forever.
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