Saturday, February 25, 2006

Peaks Trail Endangered?

The impending development of residential and commercial facilities at Peak 7 and the associated relocation of County Road 3 have spurred concerns about impacts to the popular Peaks Trail, connecting Breckenridge and Frisco along the flanks of the Tenmile Range.

The trail is already heavily used and could get even more use once the new development is completed, according to several members of the Breckenridge Open Space Advisory Council (BOSAC).

Also at issue is the limited amount of trailhead parking, which is being used by people accessing the ski area's lifts.

The trailhead near Peak 7 will be very close to the new base area complex. Project architects said that, based on preliminary plans, there will be a 30- to 40-foot buffer between the development and the trailhead.

BOSAC members discussed the Peaks Trail at a January meeting, with several members of the group advocating for a new trailhead further away from the base area.

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