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12 Sep 2014

Sign this petition resisting possible closure of several trail segments on City of Durango lands

Posted by Adam Howell


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Two Durango advisory boards will discuss and consider the closure of several popular trail segments at Overend Mountain Park, Dalla Mountain Park and other city-owned public lands at a meeting in October.

Got gap jumps? Hawks Nest Freeride Trail does for the time being--unless the city goes ahead with recommendations from the Natural Surface Trails Committee recommendation to close (destroy) the trail.

Got gap jumps? Hawks Nest Freeride Trail does for the time being–unless the city goes ahead with recommendations from the Natural Surface Trails Committee recommendation to close (destroy) the trail.

Seven of these trail segments that were recommended for closure by the City of Durango’s Natural Surface Trails Committee were reported on in a previous post on this blog.

It’s up to people like you who are willing to make  your voices heard in order to prevent many of these trail segments from being closed by city officials.

What many of the trails marked for closure have in common is a number of  freeride-friendly features on them including drops, rock outcroppings and jumps, with some steep technical lines that allow users to keep their momentum. Some of them are in need of maintenance.

Many of these trail segments should be adopted as part of the official system of trails so that they can be properly maintained by our community.

Please join Horse Gulch Blog in defending freeride mountain bike culture and the trails that it depends on by signing this petition and amending the wording of it if you so desire.

After you click “sign now” and follow the email confirmation link sent to your email inbox, your signed petition will be emailed immediately to Durango’s Assistant Community Development Director Kevin Hall, who has said that he will distribute the letters to the Natural Lands Board and Parks and Recreation Board, collectively, before their joint meeting in October.

Petition against possible closure of several popular trail segments on city lands

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Fletcher Ouren
Durango, CO 
Oct 27, 2014
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One Response to “Sign this petition resisting possible closure of several trail segments on City of Durango lands”

  1. Seriously, Durango is NOT a destination mountain biking town like it likes to think it is. Go to Moab and see what a destination mountain bike town looks like. Its more like ‘Road bike in the woods’ town. The trails are 20 years behind the times.

     

    Ben

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