GMUG Seeks Comment on 2nd Phase of Magic Meadows Trail Project

Release Date: Sep 17, 2018   Norwood, Colorado

Contact(s): Kimberlee Phillips 970-874-6717, Dylan Peters 970-874-6625

Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests’ Norwood Ranger District is seeking public comment on Phase 2 of the Magic Meadows Trail Project, a proposal to realign three miles of National Forest System Trail (NFST) #515 (Magic Meadows Trail), a bike trail located 10 miles south of Telluride, Colorado. A map showing this proposal is available on the following website:

The overall objective of the Magic Meadows Trail Project is to create a high quality trail open to mountain bike, horse and foot travel. Phase 2 of the proposed project will realign four existing trail segments, improving their trail surface and incorporating adequate drainage features. The Forest Service tentatively plans to complete this project by November of 2019. Trail construction will be accomplished by Forest Service crews with the assistance of the Southwest Conservation Corps and local volunteer groups.

GMUG is currently implementing Phase 1 of the Magic Meadows Trail Project which involves rerouting and decommissioning trail segments that trespass onto adjacent private land. This first phase will be completed later this fall.

All comments regarding this proposal must be received by the Forest Service by September 27, 2018. Comments may be:

  • Mailed to the Norwood Ranger District, P.O Box 388,  Norwood, CO 81423
  • Delivered to this Norwood District during business hours; Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Submitted by Fax: (970-327-4854)
  • Submitted by email to: 
  • For more information contact the Norwood District at 970-327-4261.


The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests manage approximately 3 million acres of land in Southwest Colorado within Delta, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, Saguache, San Juan and San Miguel counties.