Snowmass briefs: Owl Creek Trail segment closed for improvements

Trail segment closed for improvement project

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The Owl Creek Trail near the Tom Blake trailhead on Monday, July 18, 2022.
Kaya Williams/The Snowmass Sun

Owl Creek Trail segment closed for improvement project

A section of the Owl Creek Trail and Tom Blake trailhead in Snowmass Village will be closed for a trail improvement project that is expected to be completed by late August. The project aims “to improve the safety and usability of the trail for all users,” according to a town news alert.  

The trail segment is located near the Sinclair Divide. In the meantime, a detour route will direct “trail users off the paved trail along Owl Creek Road between Pinecrest Drive and the top of the hill past town limits,” the town said.

The public will still be able to access the Tom Blake trail during construction. The first scheduled date of the closure was July 18. 

Blood drive comes to town July 26

The St. Mary’s mobile blood drive will roll into the Alpine Bank parking lot in Snowmass Village from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 26.

People must make an appointment to donate blood; the appointment portal is open online at

RangerStitch, Ranger Station to partner on custom embroidery pop-up

Nashville’s RangerStitch custom embroidery is partnering with New Belgium Ranger Station in Snowmass Village to offer a happy hour pop-up that also serves as a fundraiser for the local adaptive sports nonprofit Challenge Aspen this week. Challenge Aspen is based in Snowmass Village and provides year-round recreation opportunities for people with disabilities.

RangerStitch will offer live customization from 2-6 p.m. Wednesday and from 2-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. People can purchase bandanas and vintage garage patches — $5 from each bandana sale will be donated to Challenge Aspen — or can bring their own denim and clothing for customization. 

RangerStitch also will be creating personalized gifts at Challenge Aspen’s sold-out Denim and Diamonds gala on Saturday.

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