Tenderfoot trail reopens near Dillon | SummitDaily.com

Tenderfoot trail reopens near Dillon


The Dillon Ranger District has reopened the Tenderfoot Trail, near Dillon, after a logging project to fell trees killed by the mountain pine beetle. Workers from the San Juan Hot Shots, a fire crew based in Durango, cut down about 1,000 hazard trees in the area.

“The trees will be left on site, adjacent to the trail,” Dillon Ranger District’s Ken Waugh said. “We understand this will reduce the visual quality for trail users. However, public safety will be greatly improved.”

The project was part of the White River National Forest Hazardous Tree Removal and Fuels Reduction Project Environmental Assessment. The project aims to increase public safety and reduce fuel loads in the human-wildland interface of the infested portions of the forest. Project areas include trails, roads and developed recreation sites. The Tenderfoot Trail was identified as a priority because of the high amount of use there.

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