Autumn on the West Elk trails

Our magnificent Flat Tops Mountains

Our magnificent Flat Tops Mountains

On October 8-9, Tod and Peggy Tibbetts, Bruce Kime and Melissa DeHaan performed fall trail maintenance on the trails, clearing downed trees and brush. The trails are in good condition. The worst are the deep ruts on Hwy 819. We were pleased to see that the repairs to the trail in the gully on Eric’s Loop held up through the spring and summer.

Hunting season is in full swing through November 20. If you plan to hike or bike the trails use caution and be sure to wear blaze orange!

Watch this blog for big announcements in our annual newsletter coming soon!

In the meantime enjoy these photos of autumn on the West Elk trails!

Snow in the shadows on Eric's Loop

Snow in the shadows on Eric’s Loop

Tod Tibbetts and his trusty sidekick Pepé clearing brush on Eric's Loop

Tod Tibbetts and his trusty sidekick Pepé clearing brush on Eric’s Loop

A splendid panorama at Dorothy's View

A splendid panorama at Dorothy’s View

Mansfield Ditch Clean-Up Day is June 11


June 11, 2016

USFS logoWEMUC badgePlease join the

Rifle Ranger District,


West Elk Multi-Use Club

for a

Trail Maintenance Day

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 outside, dress appropriately for weather conditions; wear long pants & sleeves, bring gloves, hat, sunglasses, 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 the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian present.

For additional information and registration please contact the Rifle Ranger District at (970) 625-2371 or
Tod Tibbetts with WEMUC at 970-876-2196

Support your local trails!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

End of Grooming for the Season

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We did one more groom on Hwy 819, Zeus’ Cutoff and Kay’s Loop as the grooming crew pulled stakes today.  More snow this last week on top of a very firm base.  The temps today were in the low 40’s so the snow softens in the afternoon.  Lots of snow in the shadows, but the snow in the sun is quickly disappearing.

Have a great Spring ski for those that still have their skis out.  See you next season!

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