Armed with rakes and shovels, volunteers spent the day building the first official trail on Three Sisters.
It’s an extension of the existing Kids Meal trail at the Lunch Loops, an area used by thousands of Colorado mountain bikers, hikers, and runners.
There’s more to building a trail than moving rocks and dirt.
It’s a combination of diligent planning and collaboration.
COPMOBA is a group of mountain bikers dedicated to the development and maintenance of regional mountain bike trails on the Colorado Plateau.
They’ve been working with Mesa Land Trust to develop the Three Sisters area just off Monument Road.
The organizations were granted access to the area in June.
Volunteers are extending the Kids Meal trail about three fourths of a mile.
It’s their first step in developing the area for recreation.
The new section is being built specifically to maximize recreational potential of people at all skill levels.
“The Lunch Loop area as a whole is a phenomenal place to ride mountain bikes,” COPMOBA member Amy Agapito said. “The Three Sisters in particular is a new area which will be aimed specifically at families.”
The volunteers out building trail range from kids to adults and experts to first timers.
They’ll complete the planned extension today.
But it'll take a lot more days of teamwork and volunteers to continue to build trail on Three Sisters
COPMOBA and Mesa Land Trust are always looking for people to help build trail, no experience required.
Check out http://www.copmoba.org/ for more information.