New Sunset North Trail & Bridge

New Sunset North Trail & Bridge

Sunset North Completion: 1 mile new trail construction

Sunset North Trail in the Salt Lick Trail System was completed this past month, thanks to a variety of land managers, community members, and volunteer organizations! It is a one mile connector from the top of Upper Salt Lick trail to the top of Wildernest/Ryan Gulch Rd. This new trail was created to replace a non-system trail which crossed into the Eagles Nest Wilderness. In efforts to keep mountain bikes out of the wilderness area, Sunset North was created. The old, non-system trail has been closed for restoration. Sunset North travels through aspen and lodgepole pine forests with views of the Continental Divide and crosses a creek via a newly constructed bridge. Beginning in August 2019, FDRD staff and volunteers started bridge construction and trail construction. Since then, various FDRD and USFS volunteer partners have contributed to the completion of this new trail. Check it out, it is great for hiking and biking!

Partners & Volunteers Involved From 2019 – 2020

  • FDRD Staff and Volunteers

  • USFS

  • Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

  • Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

  • REI

  • Summit County United Brewers Association (SCUBA)

  • Slifer, Smith & Frampton employees

  • Summit Association of Realtors

In the below map, the highlighted trail indicated as #1, is the new Sunset North connector trail.

THANK YOU, to all those involved in this exciting new trail construction!

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