Gunnison Trails has been awarded a $45,000 grant from the State of Colorado’s Non-Motorized Recreational Trail Program to complete a master trail plan for the Signal Peak area. The planning area is located northeast of Gunnison on BLM land and encompasses approximately 13,000 acres. A conceptual trail plan for this area includes 30-35 miles of non-motorized singletrack trail. “This is one of the three proposals that we have been championing for eight years,” said Gunnison Trails Executive Director, Dave Wiens. “We’re looking forward to rolling up our sleeves and getting to work on this.”

The Gunnison Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is a primary partner in this project. The grant application was also supported by Western State Colorado University; the RE1J School District; the Community Foundation for the Gunnison Valley; the Gunnison County Trails Commission; the City of Gunnison; and local citizens and businesses. The project was awarded Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) funding, administered through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Trails Program.

For more information, or to become involved in this project, contact:

Dave Wiens
Executive Director
Gunnison Trails, Inc.
PO Box 105
Gunnison, CO 81230