Comment period is open for mountain bike route planning on the Colorado Grand Mesa. The end of the article has contact info for submitting comments to the Forest Service…
The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest announced that it is beginning planning for mountain bike (and other mechanized travel) on the Grand Mesa. These efforts will encompass the entire Grand Mesa National Forest and is a continuation of identifying a system of routes that bikers can use, that are environmentally friendly as well as, pleasurable for riders. The Grand Valley Ranger District wants your ideas and comments.
“For the past 15 years the Grand Mesa National Forest has been involved in travel management planning, mostly involving motorized travel,” stated Connie Clementson, Grand Valley District Ranger. “Now is the time to look at a planned, sustainable system of recreation trails and routes for mountain bikes that provide a quality recreation opportunity and protects sensitive areas and resources.”
Clementson went on to explain that the general focus of the effort is focusing on those existing routes that are open.
Information regarding the proposal and how to provide your comments can be found on the Forest’s website at www.fs.fed.us/r2/gmug/policy/#travel under “Grand Mesa Mechanized Travel” or contact Niccole Mortenson at 874-6616.
via the Delta County Independent