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New Trails at Beaver Park & Busted Arm Draw?

By October 12, 2021May 15th, 2023No Comments

The Norwood Ranger District of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest, in partnership with the Norwood Parks and Recreation District, is exploring opportunities for development of a singletrack motorized trail system on the Mountain Division, specifically within the Busted Arm Draw and Beaver Park areas outside of Norwood.

The Beaver Park and Busted Arm Draw planning areas have great potential as recreation areas with additional motorized and non-motorized trail opportunities. These trails could provide recreation opportunities to the local community and visitors traveling between Moab and Telluride. Busted Arm Draw also features designated Nordic ski trails maintained by the Norwood Nordic Association.

Potential trails would be 18-24″ singletrack trails designed for off-highway motorcycles (OHMs). Although the trails would be purpose-built for motorized recreation, they would be open to other uses as well, such as hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. These trails would be specifically designed to accommodate multiple user groups. For example, the trails would include features designed to slow users’ speeds and provide good sightlines.

Learn more and sign up for updates on the USFS arcgis website. And don’t miss the virtual public meeting on October 14, 2021.