Monarch Crest Trail Celebration

To celebrate National Public Lands Day the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), Continental Divide Trail Alliance (CDTA), U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Salida Mountain Trails group are coordinating a massive volunteer effort on the Monarch Crest trail, outside of Salida, CO on Sept. 27th. Anna Laxague and Jason Wells of the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew will be in town to participate in a huge trailwork project that is devoted to maintaining and restoring the trail, which traverses the high peaks of the Rocky Mountains in the San Isabel and Gunnison National Forests.

Saturday’s trailwork day will be followed by an evening festival. Please bring your own lunch. Dinner will be provided.

On Sunday, volunteers will have the opportunity to experience the Monarch Crest trail, which is one of the country’s premier mountain bike rides. IMBA recently designated the Monarch Crest as an Epic. Group camping will be available at Monarch Park USFS Campground on US 50. Water source and restrooms available, please practice Leave No Trace ethics.

IMBA has more information on this event posted here.

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