Breckenridge hosts open house on May 18 for info on local trails and sustainability efforts |

Breckenridge hosts open house on May 18 for info on local trails and sustainability efforts

Breckenridge will host an open house tomorrow to introduce an extensive list of summertime trail projects, along with volunteer opportunities through the town.
Liam Doran / Special to the Daily |

One of these days, spring will decide to show its true colors and scare off the latest bout of mid-May snowstorms. When it does, the Breck trails division wants residents to be in-the-know about upcoming projects that could affect summer recreation.

The town of Breckenridge Open Space and Trails Division invites the community to learn about summertime projects at a trails open house on May 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Breckenridge Recreation Center community room.

Along with the trails staff, members of the Breckenridge Open Space Advisory Commission and officials from the town of Breckenridge, Summit County Open Space and the U.S. Forest Service will provide information on the extensive list of trail projects, upcoming volunteer opportunities, and best practices for early-season trail use. “Spring is always a challenging time of year, when people are excited to get out and enjoy the local trails after a long winter,” town open space and trails planner Chris Kulick said. “It is also when our trails are most vulnerable and sustain the most damage from users during wet and muddy conditions. We hope to use the early-season excitement to encourage people to attend the open house, find out about upcoming trail projects and become better trail stewards.”

The town recently built a comprehensive guide to trails in and around Breckenridge, including easy recreational paths and intimidating singletrack along Peak 6 and Peak 10. The map can be found online or at the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 203 Main Street.

“Our trails are wonderful community assets that take significant resources to build and maintain,” Mayor John Warner said. “I encourage all trail users to attend the open house and learn more about all the wonderful upcoming trail projects and volunteer opportunities.”

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