USFS seeks comment on trail signs |

USFS seeks comment on trail signs

Summit Daily file photo The U.S. Forest Service thinks the public would benefit from more signs on trails that guide people better around the backcountry. Officials are looking for suggestions on where some of the new signs should go.

SILVERTHORNE – The Dillon Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service plans to put up additional signs on its summer and winter trails to help people get around the backcountry a little easier.

Trail users have indicated that one of the most important needs on Forest Service lands is adequate signs on trails and trailheads.

Signs also are needed at trail junctions so users can easily find their way and on roads so people can locate trailheads.

Ken Waugh, district recreation staff officer, hopes to obtain Colorado State Parks grant money to purchase and install the signs.

Forest Service officials are preparing an inventory of signs, and are taking comment from trail users to complete the list.

Skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers are asked to note and comment if signs are needed at trail junctions, landmarks such as creek crossings and along roads to trailheads.

The Forest Service will ask hikers and ATV, motorcycle, mountain bike and horseback riders to do the same this summer.

It also wants comment about trails on which illegal or inappropriate uses are taking place.

In those locations, the Forest Service hopes to place interpretive signs to educate the public about restrictions need to preserve the primitive setting or the environment.

Suggestions can be sent to the Dillon Ranger District, P.O. Box 620, Silverthorne, CO 80498, or

For information, call (970) 468-5400.

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