Colorado National Monument to receive more funding for trail work

Colorado National Monument will receive an additional $27,000 in federal stimulus monies this year to continue rehabilitating well-used trails in the monument.

The new money, which comes on top of $226,000 received last year, boosts the monument’s stimulus total to $253,000, said Colorado National Monument Superintendent Joan Anzelmo.

“For us, the good news is we achieved some benchmarks and have received this additional money that will allow us to continue our work rehabilitating Monument Canyon Trail,” Anzelmo said.

The trail is the park’s second most-popular trail behind heavily-used Serpent’s Trail.

Monument Canyon Trail “is the signature hike if you want a more-significant trail experience when visiting the monument,” Anzelmo said.

More than 14.5 miles of monument trails have been rebuilt by park trail crews, thanks to funds from the American Recovery and Investment Act.

Read more in Saturday’s Daily Sentinel.


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