County recpath open and plowed (for now) |

County recpath open and plowed (for now)


SUMMIT COUNTY ” Summit County’s paved recreational pathway system is plowed and open for use by cyclists, walkers and other nonmotorized users, according tothe county’s open space department.

Earlier this week the County’s Road and Bridge Department cleared snow off the County managed pathway segments with two exceptions: Tenmile Canyon, where avalanche hazards exist, and a section adjacent to the Dillon Dam road, where logging is underway.

“Recent warm weather has helped us open the recreational pathway system,” said Brad Eckert, Summit County Open Space and Trails resource specialist. “However, there are still wet and icy spots in shady locations and some sandy locations. Recpath users should exercise caution in these areas.”

The various towns have also been busy opening paved pathways within their incorporated limits. The pathway between Copper Mountain and Vail Pass, which is maintained by the Colorado Department of Transportation, and Tenmile Canyon is likely to open in May.

The Open Space and Trails Department requests that users be aware that maintenance vehicles may be encountered on the recpath. Actions planned for this summer include reconstruction of the recpath west of Keystone, and improvements to signing, striping and pavement. Please slow down as you approach maintenance activities and always heed warning signs or the directions of authorized maintenance personal.

All dogs must be on a leash on the recpath, and the county asks everyone to please clean up after their pets.

Questions on the paved recpath system can be directed to the Open Space and Trails Department at (970) 668-4060.

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