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 […]
Colorado trail is now open! The closure area for the Burro Fire and the 416 Fire is reduced and more terrain is open. —————– FROM USFS, JULY 12, 2018: The San Juan National Forest is lifting all fire restrictions on Forest Service Land, effective Thursday, July 12 at midnight. Recent thunderstorms have brought much needed […]
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 […]
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.