2010 RTP Achievement Awards

Award-Winning Trail and Greenway Projects

 

The members of the Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) have selected the winners of the "Annual Achievement Awards" in recognition of outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds. The award winners were recognized at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. on June 8, 2010 at the U.S. House of Representatives Rayburn House Office Building.

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Rampart Range OHV Development – Phase Three (Colorado)

Maintenance and Rehabilitation

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Four trailheads were expanded as part of the Rampart Range project

 

The Rampart Range OHV Development – Phase Three project continued the implementation of a plan that was initiated in 2006 following the completion of the Rampart Range Recreation Area Motorized Roads and Trail Plan’s Environmental Assessment. The USDA Forest Service leveraged the $120,000 RTP award with $600,000 in cash and/or in-kind match.

New trail construction (35 miles) included vital connections to existing trails or to access neighboring trails. Trails in riparian areas or other locations that make maintenance efforts difficult were rerouted and/or reconstructed (30 miles) and trails that did not provide loop opportunities or where environmental concerns could not be mitigated with a reroute were closed and the area restored. Trails have been designated for a specific type of use, which allowed for the creation of singletrack trails.

Four trailheads were expanded, six new toilets and informational and educational kiosks were installed at six trailheads, and 35 miles of trails have been signed. Input was solicited from all segments of the public through mailings, newspaper notices, websites, and public meetings.

 

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Grading work on a new trailhead

 

The South Platte Ranger District’s partner in this effort was the Rampart Range Motorcycle Management Committee, an all-volunteer, nonprofit corporation, founded in 1972 to promote and preserve dirt bike trail riding opportunities in the Rampart Range area of Pike National Forest near Sedalia, Colorado. This close-to-home recreation opportunity is located approximately 35 miles southwest of Denver and is open to motorized recreation (and all other recreationists) such as motorcycles and ATVs under 50” width.

Contact:

Scott Dollus, USDA Forest Service,
South Platte Ranger District,
19316 Goddard Ranch Court, Morrison, CO 80465
Phone: 303-275-5626.

 

 

 

 

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Paving an access road for a trailhead

 

 



 

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