RTA participated in the June 8th Priest Gulch trail work day hosted by the USFS. Together with members of the San Juan Trail Riders and Mancos Trails Group, we were refreshed on safety, trail clearing protocol, and lots of techniques. In the photo below, USFS Ranger Jordan points out a “junk wall” constructed with large […]
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.