Plans To Double Trail System On Cedar Mountain

The Bureau of Land Management is in midst of planning a trail expansion effort on Cedar Mountain,  five miles north of Craig, and is looking for the public to participate. The BLM is looking for advice from locals on trail locations, size, grade and design. The 900-acre Cedar Mountain Special Recreation Management Area was designated in 2011 to provide non-motorized recreational activities close to Craig, including horseback riding, cross-country skiing, running and mountain biking. The area currently includes about 3.5 miles of trails, with many located on steep or washed out areas. The plan is to more than double the amount of trails on the mountain and to create more user-friendly trails for mountain bikers and novice hikers. Cedar Mountain trails remain snow-free earlier and later in the year than popular destination areas such as those near Steamboat and could provide new local recreation opportunities. Once trail projects on Cedar Mountain are finished, the BLM will look into trail improvement projects in other areas within the Little Snake Field Office. To provide suggestions to the BLM, contact Dario Archuleta by email at or by calling 826-5008.

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