Conquer the Springs Adventure Race
New to Pagosa Springs this year is the Conquer the Springs Adventure Race!
Come out to the Turkey Springs Trail head area and get ready for 2 – 8 hours of adventurous fun! We will have two separate races. A beginners and kid friendly sprint race that will consist of hiking, biking and paddling in and on some of Pagosa Springs best trails then we will have a 6 – 8 hour race that will consist of hiking, biking, paddling and orienteering!
Link for more information!
Link to the online event sign up page!
JACKSON MOUNTAIN ANNOUNCEMENT
We’ve been busy in 2020 with a vision for trails on Jackson Mountain.
After two years of advocacy, education, meetings and fundraising, we received significant support from the town, county, and other entities for the potential development of a Jackson Mountain trail system. As a first step, DUST2 decided to raise funds to help the FS pay for the analysis that would be required to evaluate the possibility of designating a trail system, should the FS agree to take on the project.
In March, it came to DUST2’s attention that the San Juan National Forest had selected the Jackson Mountain area to be part of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLR). This collaborative program provides an opportunity for organizations, partners, and other stakeholders to work with the FS on large-scale restoration efforts. The FS also informed us that consideration of a mountain bike trail system would be included in the CLFR analysis.
If approved, the proposed Jackson Mountain trail system will be the first trail system that can be reached from downtown Pagosa that offers technical and advanced riding opportunities which our current trail networks lack (in addition to trails suitable for all skill levels). Not only this, but the proposed Jackson Mountain trails will have the potential to connect with our existing trail systems in and around Pagosa Springs, providing miles of diverse riding opportunities for both locals and visitors to our town. We are grateful for all the support we have received to date and to the Forest Service for helping us navigate the often-complicated processes associated with moving a proposal such as this forward. And while it is just a proposal at this point and outcomes are never guaranteed when it comes to environmental planning and analyses, we are thrilled to have gotten this far. Stay tuned!
Wheelie Awesome Membership Party and Shaffers Shredder Fun Race!
Friday, June 25th
2021 Dig Where You Ride Forest Service Partnership Project: Windy Pass
The purpose of this project is to restore and re-route the portion of the trail that goes through Windy Pass, thereby allowing for better and more aesthetic flow and continuity to the Treasure Mountain Trail.
Not only will this project increase ride-ability to this iconic trail, but it will be another important step toward solidifying a valuable trail-planning partnership with our local USFS district.
It is critical that the members of the Pagosa mountain bike community step up and show support for trail construction and expansion.
Please Join us!