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Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Hikers and bikers who use the Roaring Fork Valley’s ample number of trails are being asked to give something back on National Trails Day Saturday, June 7.

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers has two projects going that day, on both ends of the valley. Trail maintenance will be performed on the Sunnyside Trail, just outside of Aspen, and on the Scout and Forest Hollow Trail outside of Glenwood Springs.

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is teaming with the U.S. Forest Service, Pitkin County Open Space and Trails and the Aspen Cycling Club on the Sunnyside project. Sunnyside is one of Aspen’s most popular and heavily used trails. It is also one of the few trails that isn’t under snow or soaked this spring.

The Scout Trail is one of the most heavily used downvalley routes for mountain bikers. It connects with the Forest Hollow Trail and county roads to make a half-day loop for mountain bikers. The Scout Trail connects to Eighth Street in Glenwood Springs. That steep stretch is in regular need of maintenance.

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is teaming with the Forest Service, Summit Canyon Mountaineering and the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association on the downvalley project.

Volunteers should sign up in advance by calling Outdoor Volunteers at 927-8241 or by sending an e-mail after visiting http://www.rfov.org. Volunteers will receive training, break snacks a dinner, plus get a chance for camaraderie and exercise.

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