Telluride Mountain Club Summer 2017 Trails Proposal, Draft I
Telluride Mountain Club is happy to share with you our Summer 2017 Trails Proposal for the Telluride region. In the PDF document below, you will see that there are 7 proposed trails, reroutes, and connector trails included.
Please note that this is a conceptual plan and a living document. We anticipate to update and modify it as time progresses. The trails are conceptual, meaning not all have been scoped on the ground with exact alignments. The Telluride Mountain Club does not presume to have permission to cross property or implement any trail plan without permission from proper authorities.
We collectively look forward to the next steps in the approval process with various regional entities. If you have feedback, questions, or comments, please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This trails proposal has been submitted to: USFS, San Miguel County, Town of Telluride, and Town of Mountain Village.
View the full TMtC Trails Proposal PDF here.
Everything you should know about the public land heist.
Public lands belong to everyone. Right now, across the country (and even more specifically in the West), a battle is looming over the sale of various parcels of America’s public lands. This will put millions of acres, and their recreational opportunities, under siege. Here’s what you should know…
Some polititans are currently in favor of selling off public lands to generate profits for state governments and/or private entities. If they win, some state governments could privatize, develop, sell, or auction off these lands to the highest bidder. Continue reading
Please be sensitive to parking regulations, trailheads, private property and access issues when recreating outdoors this winter.
The TMtC has been working with the Town of Ophir to come up with a parking solution for the east end of the Ophir Valley. We are pleased to announce that parking is available at the Ute Memorial in East Ophir for day use. The Town of Ophir does ask that visitors use the West Ophir parking (in front of the maintenance barn) on all plow days. Plowing in Ophir is challenging and we ask that backcountry users respect the Town’s needs to plow on snow days. If the Ute area is full, please do not park on the street in East Ophir, instead fall back to the West Ophir parking area. The Ute memorial is at the edge of East Ophir before you turn left and go uphill. THIS LOCATION IS ON THE EDGE OF THE SPRING GULCH AVALANCHE PATH. PARK AT YOUR OWN RISK. Continue reading
In the fall of 2015, Telluride Mountain Club received grant funding from the Access Fund and the American Alpine Club to replace anchors on our local climbing crags to create a safer climbing environment. We would like to extend a big thank you to both organizations for allowing us to replace old, faulty anchors and bolts on our climbing routes. Continue reading
The USFS office out of Norwood continues to clear the trails in our region. Here is the latest update of where they have been and where they are headed next. If you would like to join the Forest Service for any trail work days, please let us know and we will put you in touch with the correct people! Continue reading
What you need to know about trail etiquette and who had the right of way.
We all love using our regional trails, whether you are a hiker or mountain biker. Here is a mid-season reminder of who has the right of way when out on the trails. And remember, be courteous to your fellow hikers and bikers! Continue reading
Each week, the USFS office out of Norwood has been sending a team to clear and fix minor issues on trails around the region. Here’s the latest update from our USFS Norwood Ranger District Trails Manager. Thanks to their team for all the hard work!
This week the Norwood Trail Crew Tentatively plans to work:
Sneffels Highline: cleaning and maintenance
Trails Updates from the USFS as of July, 20, 2016
Sending a big thanks to the USFS for clearing trails in the Telluride region. Please let us know if there are any trails or sections of trails that you would like to see cleared in the comments section. Continue reading