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A paved rec path from Alma to Breckenridge in the works
If you've always wanted to be able to ride your bike over the Continental Divide at Hoosier Pass - you ambitious cyclists know who you are - but have been afraid of traffic on the narrow, twisty road, there could soon be good news.
From the Summit Daily News:
Summit County trail users might someday be able to cross Hoosier and Fremont passes as the county considers expanding its existing recpath system to include routes to Alma and Leadville.
“Especially between Breckenridge and Blue River there's a lot of interest in it on a commuter basis,” Summit County open space and trails resource specialist Katie Kent said. “It would be not just local, but it would connect to the more regional system.”
Local officials are partnering with Lake and Park counties to explore the feasibility of both projects, which, if completed, would expand the Summit County trail system by roughly 39 miles.
The Hoosier Pass recpath would run roughly 17 miles from the existing trail in Breckenridge through Blue River to another path in Alma. The path then runs to Fairplay.
“It's basically filling in a gap between two recpaths that already exist,” Kent said.
But officials are still working to find a route for the new trail in Blue River, where much of the property is near Highway 9 and a recpath in the area would likely interfere with multiple driveway accesses.