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When: Saturday, August 11th - Sunday August 12th, 8:00am-4:00pm

Where: Salt Lick Trailhead - Ryan Gulch Road, Silverthorne

***Click HERE to sign up for this project! Registration only available on VOC's website***

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) will be joining us for a weekend working on the Salt Lick trail system. VOC volunteers will work alongside others from the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) and Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness (FENW) to establish a new trail connection between two existing trails outside of the Wilderness which will allow for a mountain bike loop option while accommodating only appropriate use in the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Volunteers will perform new trail construction. Tasks will be moderate to difficult. VOC will provide camping in the town of Silverthorne - a short drive away from the trail head.

About the Stewardship Site:
The Salt Lick Trail system is a front-country trail with easy access from the town of Silverthorne, CO used by up to 20,000 hikers, bikers and winter recreationists each year. The trail also provides access to the Eagle's Nest Wilderness. Mountain bikers must enter the wilderness area and exit again to make a loop on the trail as currently devised. However, travel by bike is not permitted in Wilderness areas.

About the Overall Impact:
The town of Silverthorne is prioritizing trail development and improvement along with local partners including the US Forest Service. Trails are important to locals as well as to tourists upon which much of the local economy is reliant. This project will help ensure that the Salt Lick Trail system is sustained for multiple use.

***Click HERE to sign up for this project! Registration only available on VOC's website***