Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Palisade Plunge Trail After 39 Weeks

Progress continues on the Palisade Plunge Trail. Pictured here: the trail breaks out of the trees.
Palisade Plunge Trail construction remains challenging as the crew continues to encounter various bedrock sections. They have also met another notch that is extremely steep, with over 30% grades and will involve some strenuous and challenging work to create a ridable trail.

Cairns are placed on the Palisade Plunge Trail.
This week, the crew completed 2,753 feet of new trail, leaving them at milepost 26.80. The light at the end of the tunnel appears really close, but it will still take a lot of steps and patience to get there.

Carrie Gudorf, Mesa County Regulatory Programs Manager, takes a stroll on the Palisade Plunge Trail to check out the progress.

Milepost 26.80 — the end of the trail for now…

To date, 15.35 miles of trail have been completed, which leaves about 1.81 miles to go before the completion of Phase 1.

Singletrack Trails is hoping to start on Phase 2 within the next couple of weeks.

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