Trail Study Area Implementation
The Marshall Mesa / Southern Grasslands TSA Plan, completed in 2005, identified new trails, resource protection measures, trail improvements, and recreational opportunities for the TSA.
Trail and Trailhead Improvements
The new Marshall Mesa Trailhead near the junction of Hwy 170 and Hwy 93 is a highlight accomplishment of the MM/SG TSA. This trailhead replaces a smaller and poorly designed trailhead that was located further east on Hwy 170. The new trailhead offers a restroom, equestrian trailer parking, picnic benches, an educational pavilion and additional parking opportunities. Several new trails were built including Coal Seam and Marshall Valley to link the trailhead to the existing trail system. A section of Marshall Valley trail is managed as a wheelchair accessible trail.
Other trail projects include the new High Plains Trail along the southern edge of the Southern Grasslands HCA providing a connection from Greenbelt Plateau to Coalton Trail. Work on sections of Community Ditch and Marshall Mesa trails improved the physical sustainability of these trails. More improvements are forthcoming.
A monitoring project of on-trail compliance for High Plains Trail was completed to assess if visitors were staying on-trail. See the link below for results.
Community Ditch Trail Improvements
Marshall Valley Trail
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 09:53