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Rocky Mountain National Park to allow bikes on East Shore Trail

Rocky Mountain National Park announced this week that it will begin allowing bicycle use on a two-mile stretch of the East Shore Trail inside the park.

The East Shore Trail is an existing hiking and equestrian trail that runs north and south along the east shore of Shadow Mountain Lake near Grand Lake, and is excluded from the park’s designated wilderness. The entire trail runs 6.2 miles, and until now only one .7-mile stretch was permitted for biking. The new rule applies to the northernmost segment of the trail, extending bike paths north from Shadow Mountain Dam to the park boundary.

To accommodate the new bike use, a .25-mile section of the existing trail will be rerouted to improve public safety, to avoid sensitive natural resources and to provide sustainability for the trail.

Trail proponents, including the Headwaters Trails Alliance, will be responsible for completing work on the trail before it opens for bike use, though no timetable has been set.

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