ECO Trails

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  • Phone: 970-328-3523
    Fax: 970-328-3539

    ECO Trails
    P.O. Box 1070
    3289 Cooley Mesa Road
    Gypsum, Colorado 81637

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History and Program Goals

History of ECO Trails 

ECO Trails was created in 1996 following the passage of a half-percent sales tax to finance mass transportation improvements in Eagle County. Ten percent of the revenues from that tax were designated for the development of a countywide trails system. The remaining 90 percent of the tax is dedicated to transit programs for buses and rail. The ECO Transit and Trails programs serve the Eagle Valley portion of Eagle County; the mass transportation sales taxes collected in the Roaring Fork Valley portion of Eagle County are managed by the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority.

Program Goals of ECO Trails:
  • Manage trail planning and trail construction of county sections of the regional system.
  • Be available to the ECO Trails Partnership with Gypsum, Eagle, Avon, Minturn, Red Cliff and Vail for planning, design, fundraising, development review and construction assistance.
  • Advise the multi-governmental ECO Board on trails issues, policy and budget, with participation from the citizen volunteer ECO Eagle Valley Trails Committee.
  • Advocate for trails and shared roadways locally, statewide and nationally through lobbying on agency and citizen grassroots efforts.
  • Promote trails construction and trail use through media and events for citizens and visitors.
  • Link the Eagle Valley trail to spur trails and backcountry trails, working through the town and county development review and in cooperation with federal land management agencies.
  • Coordinate the maintenance and management of the Eagle Valley Trail system as a cooperative effort of the county and towns through consistent maintenance, signage and design standards.