BLM to expand Phil’s World mountain bike trail system
CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management’s Tres Rios Field Office has decided to expand a nationally recognized mountain bike trail system outside of Cortez.
The Cortez Journal reports the BLM said Wednesday that it will add 22.5 miles (36 kilometers) of sustainable single track, non-motorized trails to Phil’s World along with two new trailheads and parking areas.
Officials say the new trails will be far enough to protect the nest of a golden eagle, a federally protected species.
BLM Recreation Planner Jeff Christenson says the agency also made adjustments to its plan to protect cultural resources and avoid wildlife impact.
The Southwest Youth Conservation Corps and trail volunteers working with the BLM will begin work on the new trails in spring 2018.
Information from: Cortez Journal, http://www.cortezjournal.com/