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Help Rocky Mountain National Park Add Bikes to the East Shore Trail

The National Park Service at Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado) is accepting comments on an environmental assessment to add mountain bike use to a 2-mile section of the East Shore Trail. The East Shore Trail runs north/south on the east shore of Shadow Mountain Lake, near the town of Grand Lake. Should the NPS allow bicycles, the trail would become an important connector to the National Forest to the south.

Take Action! Submit your comments on the enviromental assessment.

Here are the questions you will answer:

1. Do you favor bicycle use on the two-mile section of the East Shore Trail currently under consideration? Please explain why you do or do not favor bicycle use on this section of trail.

2. If you do not favor bicycle use on the trail, can you suggest other alternatives to connect the towns of Grand Lake and Granby with a bike trail?

3. If you do favor bicycle use on the trail, what are your recommendations to minimize conflicts among trail users (equestrians, hikers, bicyclists).

4. If you do favor bicycle use on the trail, how many times are you likely to use this trail during the riding season? What would your destination be if you rode this trail?

5. If you do favor bicycle use on the trail, to what standard should the trail be developed (e.g., how wide should it be and what surface should be used on the trail)?

6. If you do favor bicycle use on the trail, what should be done to dissuade bicyclists from entering the adjacent designated wilderness where bicycles are not permitted?

7. Please share any other comments you might have regarding the East Shore Trail.

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