The Sarlacc trail is the result of a tremendous amount of hard work, time, and energy on the part of this community. The construction of this trail was funded in 2012 by the Colorado State Parks and Wildlife, Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant program. The grant paid for Western Colorado Conservation Corp (WCCC) to begin the construction of this great trail. The remoteness of this trail made for challenging logistics. In 2013, several large volunteer days were planned in coordination with Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Grand Valley Trails Alliance (GVTA), and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC).
Groups involved in those volunteer days included; Bookcliff Rattlers Motorcycle Club (BRMC), Motorcycle Trail Riders Association (MTRA), Colorado Platateu Mountain Bike Association (COPMOBA), Grand Mesa Backcountry Horsemen (GMBCH). 100s of volunteers came out from all over the region, Front Range, Summit County, Durango and Moab, to name a few, as well as tons of local volunteers.
In the summer of 2013 Sutter equipment allowed the BLM using its OHV crew to use a new prototype trail dozer to get the trail pushed all the way through. There is still some trail work necessary to get this trail open. Join us in the effort to bring the trail up to the high standard set for the Grand Valley. You can find out more about the work day and to RSVP here.
On May 3, 2014, Grand Valley Trails Alliance is hosting the grand opening of this trail as well as one other additional two mile route lower off Coal Gulch Rd that connects to 16 Rd. There will be trail work in the morning and ribbon cutting in the afternoon, come on out! For more information on the event click this link.
For a map to the trail: MAP
The ribbon cutting will be held at the upper-entrance to the Sarlacc, about 4 miles up the Coal Gulch Road. We are currently working on shuttles to provide access to the site.
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