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Meeting tonight to discuss changes to Lake Pueblo State Park trails

PUEBLO – The public is invited to a meeting tonight to discuss the Trail Management plan at Lake Pueblo State Park.

The new plan recommends closing some of the most popular trails at the south end of the park which are favorites of mountain bikers.

The issue is complex because the area is managed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, but it is federal land. On federal land an environmental assessment is required. “Unfortunately that was not done here at Lake Pueblo State Park,” said Manager, Monique Mullis.

There are many recommendations that are quality, valid, they’re good,” said Pueblo mountain biker, Greg Gelhoff, “However, hidden underneath that nice warm layer there is a bunch of gobbledygook and double-talk.” Regular trails user are strong opinions opposing the plan recommendations.

The meeting begins at 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Lake Pueblo Visitor Center.

Click here to see an on-line draft of the plan.

Bill Folsom

Bill Folsom

Bill Folsom is a reporter at KOAA News 5 in Southern Colorado
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