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Dowd Junction Recreation Trail is Open

  • 30 March 2017
The Gore Valley Trail through Dowd Junction will be reopened for a new season as of Thursday, March 30. Users are advised to use extreme caution during or after additional snowstorms due to snowplowing activity on Interstate 70.  In addition to sweeping, cleaning and other repairs, reopening the trail requires the installation of a fabric screen near the Mud Springs Gulch wildlife underpass which will be taking place on Monday, April 3. The screen hides trail users from migrating deer and elk, and allows the trail to remain open during the spring migration season.


Regarding other pathways, the recreation trail from Sunburst Drive to East Vail has been plowed and has been reopened. Other sections of recreation trails in Vail are also open with the exception of the area in Lionshead which is used for lift access.  


Following additional spring snowstorms, the pathways will be plowed back open after all other priorities have been serviced.  


For more information, contact Gregg Barrie in the Town of Vail Public Works Department at 970-479-2337 or for ECO Trails updates, visit







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