Have you ever wondered why you have to navigate a dangerous gravel road to get to Carbondale’s Red Hill trails?
The land at the bottom of the hill has been privately owned and commercially zoned for decades. It is for sale at a reduced price and could become a gas station, convenience store, or storage units any day.
Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT) has until January 15, 2018 to save this 25-acre piece of land that could create safe and beautiful access trails to the Red Hill Recreation Area, and simultaneously save the iconic Red Rock face at Carbondale’s entrance. The project budget is $1.35 million. We are already over half way there!
AVLT will purchase and conserve the land. AVLT will transfer ownership of the property to the Town of Carbondale who would manage the public use. Together we will create a new trail-head and access trails that will move trail users off the road.
In addition, the Town, Garfield County, and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) are discussing a possible realignment of County Road 107 (at its intersection with Hwy 82) to improve vehicle and pedestrian circulation and allow for additional trail-head parking to be constructed in the future.
So you won’t have to hike or bike a dangerous road to get to the trails.
Create more enjoyable access to your favorite backyard trails.