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Public input sought on valley trail plan

Aspen Times Staff Report

A plan for a public trail along the railroad corridor from Glenwood Springs to Aspen will be presented for public comment tonight.

The Roaring Fork Railroad Holding Authority is inviting the public to a meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carbondale Town Hall. Dinner will be provided.

RFRHA will unveil a rendering of the trail plan created by Land Plan, a Denver trail planning consultant. The plan will be presented by Land Plan’s project manager, John Paliga, and RFRHA’s Alice Hubbard.

RFRHA Executive Director Tom Newland said an uninterrupted, 10-foot-wide concrete trail with a four-foot dirt trail for running and equestrian use, would cost an estimated $19 million. That total reflects the cost for a trail running the entire length of the valley’s rail corridor.

Funding has not been secured for the trail, Newland said, but several possibilities for partial funding can be explored.


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