Happy Trails for Off Road Riders

What would you do if the sign marking the end of your favorite off road riding trail suddenly vanished? You would probably keep on riding, right? Well, if you like the Old Tenderfoot Mountain Trail, then you may get to do just that, but there are somethings you need to know before you start riding this trail.

Off Road Riders in Colorado Just Got a New Trail

It took two months, but at the end of it all, a new section of trail was opened by the Dillon Ranger District. Staffers of the district and volunteers blazed a new trail through the wilderness by removing a few trees and trunks. After raking material off the trail, laying down some mineral soil and creating a bench, a new path opened up at the end of Old Tenderfoot Mountain Trail.

This new path connects Oro Grande Trail to the Tenderfoot Mountain Trail, creating a 2.5-mile loop that hikers and mountain bikers can enjoy. However, if you ride a dirt bike on these backtrails you need to pump your brakes. The trail isn’t open to off-road motorcycles just yet.

More trail construction is planned, and eventually off-road motorcyclists will be allowed on the trails, but first the trail must be connected to other motorcycle friendly trails. Plans to connect the trail to Frey Gulch Road and the top of Tenderfoot Mountain are pushing ahead with help from volunteers, the U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps and the Colorado Motorcycle Trail Riders Association.

Keep checking back with the attorneys who ride at Metier Law Firm to learn more as information becomes available.

Tom Metier

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