Coal Basin Needs You!
July 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Our friends at Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers are working to help restore the areas in Coal Basin Ranch Sunday, July 24, 2022. 8:30 AM 3:00 PM.This is a great opportunity for mountain bikers to join in. After planting and restoring, (and eating great food) bw sure get out and ride these fun trails. You’ll be stoked.
The former site of multiple coal mines which operated from 1956–1991, Coal Basin Ranch is in the middle of a transition – gradually being converted from one land use to another. A private company bought this 221 acre property in 2015 and has partnered with Pitkin County Open Space and Trails to set up an easement, allowing the public to access the property free of charge. Today it operates five miles of purpose-built singletrack trails looping through cool aspen groves and along small streams.
To date, more than 1,000 trees have been planted, hillsides have been stabilized with native grasses and wildflowers, and tons of mining and other waste has been collected and removed.
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers