A section of the Rio Grande Trail near Gerbazdale, just above Snowmass Canyon, will be closed for roughly a 6-hour stretch on Thursday while a crew collects soil borings. Drilling equipment will be in place on the trail.
Trail users will be rerouted onto Lower River Road for a one-mile stretch to bypass the work.
The borings are necessary to test the soils before next year’s anticipated placement of a new bridge over the Roaring Fork River that will connect the Aspen Village subdivision with the Rio Grande Trail. Residents of the area have long desired a pedestrian/bike bridge as a safer alternative to narrow, steep and winding Gerbaz Way. A trail connection beneath Hwy. 82 already exists.
Go to www.pitkinostprojects.com/rio-grande-trail-connection.html for more information about the project.
The site of the work is just upvalley of Red Rim Trail and just downvalley from the two old rail cars that sit alongside the Rio Grande Trail.
Contact: Jessie Young | Open Space and Trails planning and outreach manager | email@example.com or 970-429-6169