Community Helps Build First Official Three Sisters Trail
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. On Saturday both kids and adults got their hands dirty, completing the first official trail of the Three Sisters Project.
The project is a collaboration among the Mesa Land Trust, the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
COPMOBA designed the new trail. It is a two-third of a mile extension of the existing Kids Meal trail at Lunch Loop.
The new trail and future ones will be home to family-friendly biking and pedestrian trails.
The area was originally zoned for development, but was purchased by the Mesa Land Trust in June.
Libby Collins, the Mesa Land Trust coordinator for the Three Sisters Project, said, "This 130-acre property had been zoned for development for about 130 homes. Many people in the community really wanted to preserve the property. The Three Sisters has always been a favorite spot for many people in the community historically."
After trail construction, volunteers enjoyed burgers and brats to celebrate their work.
Officials say COPMOBA is in phase two of trail design. With moisture levels permitting, officials hope to hold the grand opening of the project in the spring of 2013.