GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Outdoor Recreation on the Western Slope is getting a boost in an area near the Colorado National Monument.
Open land at the corner of South Camp and Monument Roads is here to stay.
With the help of a generous local resident, Colorado West Land Trust has acquired a 14-acre chunk of land, right on the outskirts of the Colorado National Monument.
This purchase ensures the land will forever be open to trail users, or those who simply enjoy the open space.
As growth and economic development skyrocket in the valley, so does the population of our trail systems. Colorado West hopes to conserve pieces of land that are important to the community as infrastructure grows.
Conserving this land, keeping it open and natural, really benefits alot of trail users, stakeholders and residents in the area.Libby Collins, Colorado West Land Trust
Right now, there are some existing social trails on the property, we want to turn those into official trails.
In addition to the trails, the area will gain a parking lot. Libby Collins also says once the renovations are complete, the space will no longer be open to motorized vehicles. KREX 5 will keep you updated on this project as it progresses.