Save the Date: June 10, 2017

Please join the Rifle Ranger District and West Elk Trails Inc
for a Trail Maintenance Day!

June 10, 2017
9:00 a.m.

We need your help maintaining the Mansfield Trail.

Work includes but is not limited to: constructing drainage features, limbing, brush cutting, sign installation and invasive weed eradication.

Meet at the cattleguard just past Mansfield Trail at the Forest Service Boundary at 9:00 a.m.
(park at Forest Service Boundary on CR 245)

Please come prepared to work outdoors, dress appropriately for weather conditions: wear long pants & sleeves, bring gloves, hat, sunglasses, closed toe shoes/workboots, sun block, water and snacks. Bring your own hand tools such as shovel, limb loppers, pick,etc.

This event is open to all ages: children under age 18 must have parent or guardian present.

For additional information and registration contact the Rifle Ranger District at 970-625-2371 or West Elk Trails 970-876-2196

Saturday, April 1

Stakes and posts were pulled  today. Tod Tibbetts, Aaron Mattix, and Bruce Kime hauled the ginzugroomer off the snow, and so grooming operations have ended for the season.

Snow conditions deteriorated rapidly this past week. A few bare spots on Hwy 819 and Kay’s Loop. Eric’s Loop is no longer passable due to snowmelt and mud.

See you next season!


Snowpack is still holding

Aaron Mattix did a final trail grooming on Friday.

Thank you Aaron! You did a fantastic job this season!

About 3 to 5 inches of new snow over the weekend.

The trail from the trailhead to the groomer parking area is pretty rough but passable. Otherwise great snow conditions for spring skiing on Hwy 819, Zeus’s Cutoff, East Cutoff, and Kay’s Loop.

Trail Conditions

  • Hwy 819
    Groomed past the Ginzugroomer parking area
  • Kay’s Loop
  • Zeus’s Cutoff
  • East Cutoff
  • Eric’s Loop
    Not passable through the gully due to snowmelt
  • James’s Loop

Enjoy those groomed trails while you still can!

Grooming operations have ended for the season.

Signs and stakes will be pulled on April 1. Volunteers needed!

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