Trail Conditions June 28, 2016

Trail Conditions June 28, 2016


Updated: 6/28/16 @ 12:30PM

Here’s the scoop!

Hot and Dry weather has the trails a bit dusty, with those famous SOFT SHOULDERS. The weather peeps are calling for some possible moisture later this week, along with thunder boomers. BEWARE of Lightening AKA: The Breath of God!!

Construction activities have started on the Rifle to Avon gas pipeline upgrade. This means that Eagle riders will have to endure construction BS through October.

Beginning June 27, the 2nd Gulch Trail and Mayer Gulch Trail will be affected by pipeline construction. Please be sure to use extreme caution at all times when travelling near areas affected by pipeline construction. Black Hills Energy has taken steps to minimize the impact to use of the trails, and appreciates the community’s patience during this process.  If any changes are made to the accessibility of the trails, Black Hills Energy will issue communications to the community through signage at the trails, updates to the website, and notice to our contacts in the community.

2nd  Gulch Trail
This trail will be closed from the trail head parking area off of Arroyo Drive, heading east towards BLM access.  The trail will be closed beginning Wednesday, June 29 until further notice.

Mayer Gulch Trail
Although construction will be taking place in the pipeline right-of-way directly next to the trail, Black Hills Energy and our contractors have taken steps to keep the trail open and accessible throughout construction. However, please use extreme caution on this trail, as construction will be taking place in close proximity. The trail will have safety fencing installed to provide a buffer between bicyclists and construction equipment.


Our advice is to ride like crazy in East & West Eagle.

East Eagle: Good Conditions
Includes Boneyard, Pool & Ice, Redneck Ridge, Dirt Surfer, Charlie Brown and Haymaker.

Eagle Ranch: Varied Conditions
Includes Eagle Ranch Loops, Jeep Road, 3rd Gulch, Bailey, Riddle, Wall, Firebox, Wolverton, Pipeline.
NOT RECOMMENDED: 2nd Gulch, 2nd and 3rd Connector, Mayer Gulch (see above construction BS)

West Eagle: Good Conditions
Includes School House Rock, Kill Bill, Abrams Gulch, Abrams Ridge, Elmers, Tick, Worlds Greatest, Tick Alley, Scratch, Itch, Reynolds Rap, Elk Drop, Easy Rider, Star Wars, Spine, Plunge, Ledges, Catwalk, Mikes Night Out, and Dead Cow.

BEWARE OF COWS!! Don’t chase them or you may get the bull. A friendly rancher tells us that if you just shout HUP! HUP! HUP! as you are approaching they will move away. (we tried it and it works like a charm)

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