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BLM seeks public input on new trail near Canon City

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Posted at 3:22 PM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 17:22:22-04

CANON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Royal Gorge Field Office is seeking input from the public on a proposed trail near Canon City.

The non-motorized, 2.4 mile trail would connect Tunnel Drive Trail and Riverwalk Trail to the Royal Gorge Park Trail System, near the communication towers on Fremont Peak, according to the BLM.

The BLM said the trail was identified in the Eastern Fremont County Trails, Open Space, & River Corridor Master Plan from April 2015 and was proposed by the City of Canon City.

“This trail would increase access to two local trail systems and improve the outdoor recreation opportunities in the area,” said Keith Berger, Royal Gorge Field Office Manager. “We want to hear from the community about why the proposed trail is important, as well as any potential concerns.”

The agency will be taking public comment for a 15 day period that ends on Nov. 12th. Comments must be submitted through the BLM ePlanning site or by mail to the Royal Gorge Field Office, Att.: Tunnle Drive to Fremont Peak Trail, 3028 E. Main Street, Canon City, CO 81212.

Maps and additional information on the project are also available on the ePlanning site.

According to the BLM, recreation on land managed by the agency in Colorado in 2018 generated $618 million and supported more than 5,000 jobs.