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Rabbit Ears Pass

Below are a few proposed projects planned for the Rabbit Ears Pass Network.  If you have time to look them over and notice anything we might have missed to make them better, please let us know by filling out the comments.  There are many reasons why the projects are proposed the way we have them, but that does not mean an idea you come up with will not make them better.  We are open to constructive criticism (if you think the project could be improved) and praise (if you like the project as described & mapped).  We will not be able to respond to all comments but rest assured that if you take the time to give us your feed back, we will take the time to consider your suggestions.

Upper West Summit Network

  • Walton Rim Trail Project Description: This 20 mile, multi-use trail connects the West Summit of Rabbit Ears Pass to Pete's Wicked Trail on the Steamboat Ski Area.  At roughly  9200 feet ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2013, 11:23 AM by Eric Meyer
  • Upper West Summit Network: West Summit Amenities Project Description:This project includes construction of restroom facilities for improved sanitation and informational kiosks to enhance the user experience.(Photos of facilities are just for reference and the Land ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2013, 11:24 AM by Eric Meyer
  • Upper West Summit Network: Loop #1 Project Description:This 6 mile loop begins and ends at the West Summit of Rabbit Ears Pass. The loop utilizes the first 3 miles of the beginner-friendly Walton Rim ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2013, 11:26 AM by Eric Meyer
  • Upper West Summit Network: Loop #2 Project Description: This 11 mile loop uses the first 7 miles of the beginner friendly Walton Rim Trail before returning to the West Summit parking lot via a 4 mile ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2013, 11:27 AM by Eric Meyer
  • Upper West Summit Network: Loop #3 Project Description: This short, 2.5 mile loop provides access to the Walton Rim trail via two existing parking areas. Additionally, the trail expands the stacked loop options giving users ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2013, 11:28 AM by Eric Meyer
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Lower West Summit Network

  • Lower West Summit Network: Zone 2 (Skills Area) Project Description: Located above the Ferndale Picnic/Parking Area, this mountain bike riding zone features short skills trails that cater to a wide-range of ability levels. With jumps and ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2013, 11:53 AM by Eric Meyer
  • Lower West Summit Network: Old Hwy 40 Perimeter Trail Project Description: This 4 mile, intermediate trail connects the West Summit parking area to the bottom of Old Highway 40 Trail, providing a 9 mile loop option that provides access ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2013, 1:36 PM by Eric Meyer
  • Lower West Summit Network: Old Hwy 40 Trail Project Description: At 3.5 miles, Trail 299 is the old Highway 40 tread.  Between 15 and 20 feet wide and never exceeding a 7% grade, this old road surface ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2013, 1:37 PM by Eric Meyer
  • Lower West Summit Network: Old Hwy 40 Extension Project Description: This 1.5 mile extension to the Old Highway Trail creates a connection to the West Summit parking area and extends the ultimate beginner mountain bike trail to ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2013, 1:39 PM by Eric Meyer
  • Lower West Summit Network: Ferndale Amenities Project Description:This project includes increasing parking, improving restroom facilities and informational kiosks to enhance the user experience at the Ferndale Picnic/Parking Area on Highway 40/Rabbit Ears Pass ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2013, 1:40 PM by Eric Meyer
  • Lower West Summit Network: Directional Trail #1 Project Description: This is a purpose-built, directional, expert, mountain bike trail. Littered with jumps, berms, rollers, drops and wood features, this trail is 1.5 miles of adrenalin filled ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2013, 1:41 PM by Eric Meyer
  • Lower West Summit Network: Directional Trail #2 Project Description:This short beginner trail turns off Old Highway 40 Trail and meanders through pines and aspens on a slight downhill slope before rejoining the entry level, Old Highway ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2013, 1:43 PM by Eric Meyer
  • Lower West Summit Network: Directional Trail #3 Project Description: This 1.5 mile intermediate trail is a progressive flow trail.  With dirt rollers, rhythm sections, jumps and berms from top to bottom, this trail is like riding ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2013, 1:43 PM by Eric Meyer
  • Lower West Summit Network: Directional Trail #4 Project Description: This is the pro line, the trail that experts can push themselves on, and the trail where down-hillers can use their travel.  The trail was designed by ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2013, 1:44 PM by Eric Meyer
  • Lower West Summit Network: Forest Entry Amenities Project Description: This project includes construction of restroom facilities for improved sanitation and information kiosks to enhance the user experience at the Routt National Forest Entry parking area on Highway ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2013, 1:44 PM by Eric Meyer
  • Lower West Summit Network: Hiking Only Trail Project Description: A trail purpose-built for hiking (no bikes). Project Specific Benefits:Provides an area to hike, walk with your dog or take a jog without encountering bicycle traffic ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2013, 1:45 PM by Eric Meyer
  • Lower West Summit Network: Zone #3 (Possible Expansion) Project Description: This zone allows for future directional mountain bike trail expansion.  Click Map to enlargeLeave us some comments. Let the land manager know you want to see the ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2013, 1:46 PM by Eric Meyer
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Rabbit Ears Pass

  • Drunken Hogan Project Description: The primary purpose of the project is to provide an alternate route between the Steamboat Ski Area and the Dumont Lake Campground near Rabbit Ear Pass.  This alternative ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2013, 11:29 AM by Eric Meyer
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Drunken Hogan

posted Nov 23, 2012, 5:33 PM by Eric Meyer   [ updated Mar 4, 2013, 11:29 AM ]

Project Description: The primary purpose of the project is to provide an alternate route between the Steamboat Ski Area and the Dumont Lake Campground near Rabbit Ear Pass.  This alternative will reduce pressure and resource damage on the popular Continental Divide Trail by dispersing users.



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