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Science Behind Wildlife Closures & Sustainable Trails


Jun 7, 2021
5:00 pm
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Science Behind On the Trail hikes are all about the arts, activities, and local issues that connect us with our environment. Each month we partner with a local expert, artist, or organization and hit the trails to explore our curious nature! Hikes range from easy walks to moderate hikes. To learn more about each hike, our partners, and to register scroll through our schedule below.

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Science Behind Wildlife Closures & Sustainable Trails

Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance
Have you wondered why so many of our valley’s top trails close down each Winter & Spring, some not opening till July? Seasonal trail closures are key to sustainably sharing the trails we run, ride, and hike with the wildlife that makes our valley so, well… wild! Enjoy an evening hike up the Cougar Ridge Trail to Lionshead Rock with the Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance and learn all about the science behind our trail closures, as well as how VVMTA is working to build a culture around sustainable trail use here in the Eagle Valley.

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Trailhead: Game Creek Trailhead, Minturn CO
Trail: Cougar Ridge (Lionshead Rock)
Hike: 4 miles round trip, 1,500ft elevation gain


Jun 7, 2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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