Short Term Plan

Riders Off The Road

Overview

For decades, CBMBA has been dedicated to providing the best trail experiences possible. We’ve grown since 1983, but our vision remains the same – work with local partners, stakeholders, landowners, municipalities, government agencies, and our biggest partner, the US Forest Service – to realize responsible, sustainable, and positive recreation amenities for a variety of users. In 2009, CBMBA put together a long term Master Plan, revised it in 2016, and further refined it into this 2020 short term plan: Riders Off the Road.

Goal: Provide a better user experience in the greater Crested Butte area by facilitating safe, responsible, and sustainable recreation improvements within the current trail system by connecting existing trails, realigning non-sustainable routes, and designating proper trail access points to facilitate a better recreation infrastructure. This plan presents a 5 – 8 year roadmap and is the result of extensive public, stakeholder, and agency input. While CBMBA still maintains a long term plan and is excited to partner in a comprehensive way for a future countywide trails plan, this short term plan is an effort to focus on less impactful trail improvements and connections within the existing network.

Community Benefits

• Improved trail and recreation infrastructure in already-impacted areas

• Working alongside agencies with plans for parking, bathrooms, access, and centralized
impacts (hubs)

• Increased connectivity between drainages and existing trails

• Users away from and off of busy roads, onto trails

• Responsibly located, sustainable trails

• Trails for all users and all levels of ability

• Trails and access entirely on public lands

• Expanded access points for users

• Re-routes to mitigate resource damage from existing poor trail alignments

• Recreation planned for a healthy wildlife and forest habitat

 

Open the full Riders Off The Road Trail Plan for more details, trail descriptions, public feedback, and retracted trails.

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