Rico Trails Alliance (RTA) was started in the spring of 2017 by residents of Rico interested in expanding non-motorized recreation in the area, improving quality of life and bringing economic benefit to Rico. Our first-year accomplishments include: – Hosting three successful events which brought people from Telluride through Cortez to the Rico area to share […]
We have been getting a lot of questions lately about the legality of using e-bikes (electronic bikes) on trails in the Rico area. Please note that BLM and USFS consider e-bikes “motorized” (even “pedal assist”) and only allow them on motorized-designated roads and trails, no exceptions. Here is the guidance we received from our friends at the […]
The forest is open and these summer events are back on! Rico Ride & Fundraiser: Join us for our 2nd Annual mountain bike ride and party on Saturday, August 18th starting at 10:30am (food at 1pm and music at 1:30pm). This year we will have music by Porch Couch, street tacos, a sweet raffle, RTA swag, and even more fun […]
4TH OF JULY UPDATE: We will still be participating in Rico’s 4th of July celebration and will have a tent at town park. Meet at the tent at 12:30pm on the 4th for a group bike ride on local Rico trails. STARTING UP AGAIN JULY 17TH: Trails & Tacos on Tuesdays: Every Tuesday at 6pm (except […]
JUNE 20 UPDATE FROM USFS: Most San Juan National Forest and Durango-area BLM-managed lands re-open on Thursday. Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Remain in Effect. On Thursday, June 21, at 3 p.m., the San Juan National Forest (SJNF) will re-open to the public by rescinding the Stage 3 Closure Order that has been in place since June 12. Lands […]
Here is a summary of our October 7, 2017 Salt Creek Trail Volunteer Work Day. 12 volunteers from Rico, Telluride and Dolores participated in our October 7, 2017 Salt Creek Trail Volunteer Work Day. The Salt Creek Trail lies between the Colorado Trail and Ryman Creek just a few miles south of Rico, Colorado. Overall […]
Rico Trails Alliance is holding a Salt Creek work day on Saturday, October 7th at 10am. Please meet at the Ryman trail head (end of Salt Creek trail) on the double track road off of the highway. See you there!
Rico Trails Alliance (RTA) has released their official, signed comment letter on the US Forest Service’s travel management plan. Click on the yellow button below to read the document.
Have Thoughts on How Our Trails Should be Managed? Email your input by Monday and attend our July 25th Meeting (6:30pm @ Town Hall)! Want a trail connecting Rico to Salt Creek/Montelores Bridge along the Dolores River? Have thoughts on how our regional trails should be managed? The Rico Trails Alliance is seeking input before we finalize and submit our […]
Everyone is welcome to attend RTA’s next Trails Committee meeting Thursday, June 1 at 6:30pm. Here is a rough agenda for the meeting: Review discussion with USFS and documents provided by USFS (volunteer agreement and safety docs). Brainstorm a punch list of maintenance items on local USFS trails for this summer (think of sections you really wish […]