The Signal Peak Trail System, also know as THE GUNNISON NORTHEAST TRAIL SYSTEM – This trail network would access the BLM Public Lands behind Western State College and is also adjacent to two outlying neighborhoods, Cranor Hill and Tomichi Heights. This system of trails is currently portrayed in the Proposed Action (Alternative 2) of the recent Travel Planning Decision. This system of non-motorized trails Gunnison Trails has proposed for this area will provide walkers, runners and mountain bikers numerous singletrack loop opportunities, short or long, on the BLM public lands between Lost Canyon Road, Cabin Creek and Highway 50. This system would also contain the southern most section of the proposed Gunnison to Crested Butte Trail.
Some highlights of the Gunnison Northeast Trail System include:
- Reduced carbon footprint as non-motorized (self-powered) trail users can easily access the trails without using an automobile or with a very short drive.
- Creates an outlet for exercise, physical fitness and well-being for our citizens, making for a happier, healthier, more productive population.
- Would anticipate and alleviate the increased pressure on our public lands from population growth, increased desire for recreation and the Gunnison Rising development with high-quality, sustainable trails that address natural resource concerns.
- Complements a reduced network of roads with a sustainable, high-quality system of non-motorized trails.