Summit County recpath under construction between Keystone and Swan Mountain Road |

Summit County recpath under construction between Keystone and Swan Mountain Road

Avalanche debris blocks a section of the Summit County recpath along Tenmile Creek.
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Improvements to the Summit County Recreational Pathway System between Swan Mountain Road and Keystone began Thursday, May 22, and will continue for about four weeks.

This section of the recpath will be open during non-construction hours and on weekends. The contractor will allow users to pass through the site during construction if conditions are safe.

A detour is in place along the shoulder of Highway 6 between Swan Mountain Road and the spur connecting to Elk Crossing Lane. The improvements are part of the county’s 20-year maintenance schedule and work to extend the life of the recpath system. The county contracted Schofield Excavation Inc. for the repairs.

Tenmile Canyon Recpath between Frisco and Officer’s Gulch remains closed due to debris from five avalanche paths.

“We had an unusually large amount of avalanche debris deposited across the recpath this year — trees moved all the way down into Tenmile Creek,” said John Polhemus, the county’s road and bridge director. “We have a lot of work ahead of us to get the recpath cleared of so much lumber and snow, but we are mobilizing equipment to get this section open as soon as we can.”

For more information, contact the open space and trails department at 970-668-4060.

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