Pitkin County gains Little Annie trail easements
Pitkin County will gain a couple of trail easements that help provide access to public lands in Little Annie Basin on the backside of Aspen Mountain.
County commissioners took initial action Wednesday to accept the easements, including one on a stretch of Hurricane Road and another short section on a driveway that connects Little Annie Road to public land.
The easements were granted by property owners Dan Bunta and Mary Manning as part of the county’s development approval for a new home there.
The eventual goal is additional trail connections between Little Annie Road and the Stirling Cooper Open Space, which is owned by the county. There is an existing trailhead for the open space near the base of Little Annie Road; the new access would be farther up the road, in the basin.
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