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

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
    Groomed
  • Zeus’s Cutoff
    Groomed
  • East Cutoff
    Groomed
  • Eric’s Loop
    Not passable through the gully due to snowmelt
  • James’s Loop
    Untracked

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!

Friday, March 10

Aaron had to do some tree sawing to clear the trail on Eric’s Loop today.

Aaron Mattix packed and groomed trails today. Thank you Aaron!

No new snow this week. The parking lot is muddy. Avoid tracking mud on the trail.

Aaron cut a new trail that links Zeus’s Cutoff with East Cutoff. Check it out!

Trail Conditions

  • Hwy 819
    Groomed past the Ginzugroomer parking area
    Machine packed from Trailhead to intersection with Zeus’s Cutoff
  • Kay’s Loop
    Groomed
  • Zeus’s Cutoff
    Groomed
  • East Cutoff
    Groomed
  • Eric’s Loop
    Groomed
  • James’s Loop
    Machine packed to hilltop
    Machine packed  on 820 to the turn to the cow cabin
  • Otherwise not tracked

  Skis or snowshoes only!

Grooming operations will continue through March. Signs and stakes will be pulled on April 1. Volunteers needed!

Enjoy those groomed trails while you still can!

Show your love for the West Elk trails with your tax deductible donation.

Send checks or money orders to:
West Elk Trails Inc

PO Box 129
Silt, CO 81652

Click here to print West Elk Trails Inc Membership Form

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