Category Archives: Public Announcements

Sky Mountain Park, North Rim, Seven Star Open Thursday. DEADLINE Trail Delayed opening.

Sky Mountain Park, North Rim, Seven Star and Glassier Trails open Thursday May 16th.

Trails at Sky Mountain Park will reopen for the season on Thursday, but downhill-only Deadline Trail at Sky Mountain will remain closed for maintenance during the week.


Reshaping of Deadline Trail began last fall, but work was suspended when it began snowing. Machinery will be in use to complete this project, which will continue until May 22 or 23.

BEWARE! New features will be added and reshaped on Deadline. PRE-RIDE/ RE-RIDE/ FREERIDE

�Please observe closure signs on Deadline until they are removed.

�Sky Mountain Park has been closed to human use since Dec. 1 for the protection of wildlife.

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails has consulted with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to make sure Thursday’s openings will not adversely affect elk and other wildlife that might still be on the property. CPW confirmed the openings can occur on schedule.

Please respect all closures until the trails reopen and refrain from using wet, muddy trails. Precipitation is in the forecast late this week.

Note: Government, Tom Blake, Snowmass Bike Park, etc. are still under snow and will not open until late June.

Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association, Glenwood celebrate completion of newest South Canyon trails

Standing on a recently installed new bridge, Glenwood Springs Mayor Jonathan Godes and Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association (RFMBA) Executive Director Mike Pritchard cut the red ribbon to celebrate the addition of three new trails to the South Canyon Trail System.

In 2015, RFMBA worked on a concept trails plan for areas surrounding the city. The plan studied how to evolve current trails, but also identified land for potential new trail systems.

Shortly after its completion, the city and Garfield County helped with getting the wheels rolling even more so by contributing funds to RFMBA and its partners’ efforts.

Read the full article by Matthew Bennett in the Glenwood Post Independent

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Trails bring us together as a community and allow us to escape as individuals.  Please help us continue to create and sustain the best possible mountain bike trail system in the Roaring Fork Valley.

A few of examples of what your membership to RFMBA supports:

This year we are again hiring and training a seasonal trail crew to maintain our existing trails.  Keep an eye out for the crew cutting back overgrowth and improving drainage on your favorite trails.

We are also working on two new singletrack trails in the Prince Creek/Crown area that will link the lower trails on both sides to the top of the Crown and the Father of Ginormous trail.But thats not all. Your membership also helps us bring even more and better trails to the valley.

Please join the RFMBA membership family. A family that loves and supports our fantastic trial system from Aspen to New Castle.


No Dogs in South Canyon Please.

South Canyon includes wildlife habitat.  In general, if you see wildlife give them plenty of space and do not approach.  In addition, at the request of the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife, dogs are not permitted on or around the South Canyon trails.

In Glenwood Springs, the Wulfsohn, Grandstaff and Forest Hollow trails are popular dog friendly areas. In Carbondale, Red Hill and the BLM trails on Prince Creek allow dogs.

Enjoy the trails, but please do not bring your dog to South Canyon.

Prince Creek/Crown BLM Trails Delayed Opening! Postponed to May 1st.

Spring 2019:

Due to high snowpack the Crown BLM/Prince Creek Trails winter closure is extended to may 1st to allow deer and elk to move to higher elevations. (original trail opening date was April 16th).

Delayed opening only applies to the Crown BLM and Prince Creek Trails above the South Porcupine trail.

Red Hill’s Elk Mountain Traverse, New Castle, and Lorax trails will open April 16th as usual.

At the request of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, winter closures for Prince Creek/Crown BLM, Williams Hill and the Hardscrabble/Spring Creek area have been extended to April 30th. These closures apply to all mechanized and motorized use however all users should consider avoiding these areas during this closure. Winter closure gates will be opened May 1st, 2019.

– The Bureau of Land Management Colorado River Valley Field Office

As always, RIDE DIRT, NOT MUD!