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Volunteers needed Saturday for Aspen trail project

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Hunter Creek Valley features several popular trails such as this one. Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers has helped maintain numerous trails over the last 21 years and helped construct new ones.
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers/courtesy photo |

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and its partners will reconstruct a severely eroded trail in the high ground above Hunter Creek Valley on Saturday.

The work on the Van Horn Lookout Trail begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m., including dinner. Participants should meet where the Pitkin County road ends at the national forest boundary on the north side of Hunter Creek Valley. Workers will be shuttled from there to the work site, according to David Hamilton, executive director of Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers. All the tools, training and instructions will be provided by crew leaders.

Hamilton said the Van Horn Park Overlook Trail is a relatively obscure route located northerly from the Hummingbird open space parcel. The trail provides great views of the Hunter Creek Valley, but the route is rutted. Portions will be rerouted.

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is teaming with partners U.S. Forest Service, Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, Aspen Parks and Outdoor Recreation, and Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association.

The project sponsor is the National Forest Foundation.

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers has undertaken numerous maintenance projects and constructed new trails in the Hunter Creek Valley over its 21 years as an Aspen-area nonprofit.

Registration for working on this project can be done online at rfov.org or by calling 927-8241.

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