The White River National Forest is hosting a public meeting about the proposed Redstone to McClure Pass Trail project. According to a press release, the informational meeting will be held on Jan. 28, from 5-7 p.m. at the Third Street Center located at 520 South Third St. in Carbondale.

Forest Service and Pitkin County staff members will be available to answer questions about the proposed trail project.

The meeting is intended to provide information and solicit comments on Pitkin County’s proposal to construct and maintain a natural surface, non-motorized, multi-use recreation trail from Redstone to the summit of McClure Pass.

According to the release, the proposed trail would be located within the Highway133 right-of-way and along the historic Rock Creek Wagon Road and Old McClure Pass road. The proposed trail is approximately 7 miles in length, with approximately 5 miles located on National Forest System (NFS) land.

“This project is aimed at improving trail connectivity between Redstone, nearby subdivisions, and McClure pass, and improving access for recreational use along Highway 133,” it was noted.

The White River National Forest intends to complete an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project; the analysis will disclose the anticipated social and environmental effects of issuing a Special Use Authorization to Pitkin County to construct and maintain the trail on National Forest System lands.

Project information may be found at: fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56913. For additional information concerning the project, contact Shelly Grail Braudis, Project Leader at 970-404-3155 or by email, shelly.grail@usda.gov.