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Input sought on Winter Park bike trail expansion

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The public has until July 6 to provide comment on a proposal by Winter Park Resort to expand and improve Trestle Bike Park, according to the U.S. Forest Service

A public meeting is scheduled at the resort June 22 to provide more information.

The U.S. Forest Service is considering the proposal, which was submitted by Winter Park Resort. Winter Park Resort operates Trestle Bike Park under a special use permit on the Arapaho National Forest.

The resort’s proposal includes constructing 10 miles of new downhill mountain bike trails and adding 2 miles of existing non-system mountain bike trail to the bike park. In addition, the resort is proposing to close, decommission and reclaim 5.4 miles of existing bike trails and 1.6 miles of administrative road also currently used as mountain bike trail.

The Forest Service will analyze potential environmental and socioeconomic effects of implementing the proposal. The results of the analysis will be compiled in an environmental assessment.

To gather information, the Forest Service is soliciting written comments. The comments help determine the scope of issues to be addressed and possible alternatives to be considered.

The Forest Service will hold an open house to provide the public an opportunity to learn more about the project, ask questions and provide input. The open house will take place from 6-8 p.m. June 22 in the Upper Balcony House at Winter Park Resort, 33 Parsenn Road.

To ensure that written comments are fully considered, they must be received no later than July 6 by email to Nick Schade at neschade@fs.fed.us or by postal mail attention Nick Schade, U.S Forest Service, Sulphur Ranger District, PO Box 10, Granby, CO 80446.


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