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Pitkin County surveys trail users

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO, Colorado

PITKIN COUNTY – A new soft-surface trail paralleling the paved Rio Grande Trail from the Woody Creek water tank to McLain Flats Road is now open, according to Pitkin County.

The mile-long stretch now features both hard and soft surfaces for trail users.

Paving the yet-unpaved stretch of the Rio Grande, between upper Woody Creek and Stein Park below Aspen, is among the topics on a survey now being conducted by the county’s Open Space and Trails program. The input will help direct future planning decisions.

The survey asks respondents to rate the importance of Open Space and Trails amenities in their lives, how often they use trail resources and how often they use Open Space and Trails properties in the wintertime.

Among other questions, respondents are asked what amenities they’d like to see more of along trails, such as benches, shelters, restrooms and picnic tables; whether they brings dogs with them; and how they’d rate the various goals of open space preservation from options such as recreation, wildlife habitat protection, etc.

Trail users are invited to go to http://www.aspenpitkin.

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com/openspace to take the survey.