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Rec Trail at Dowd Junction Opens This Week

  • 13 April 2016

The Gore Valley Trail through Dowd Junction will be reopened for the 2016 season by Thursday, April 14. 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. 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 will be plowed open by April 22. Other sections of recreation trails within Vail that are not maintained in winter will reopen as conditions allow, with all paved trails expected to be cleared and open by April 29. 

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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