One Boulder at a Time

How is the Peaks to Plains Trail being constructed? Often, as you’ll see in the videos and pictures below, it’s one boulder at a time.

Despite the wet spring and high water, construction of the Peaks to Plains Trail is well underway. This is a really exciting time for both counties as many years of hard work have taken place to get to this point. After months of revising plans, and hours going over designs, we are finally getting a feel for what the trail corridor looks like. While we are eager to move construction along as quickly as possible, the counties have tasked the construction team with taking a surgical approach to construction. This is no easy task in a steep, rocky canyon environment. As such, the team is working slowly and methodically to keep the construction corridor narrow. This allows minimal impact on the native vegetation and enables us to save as many trees as possible.

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Makings of the first wall

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Boulders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The videos below are construction of the first major wall on the trail using a track hoe.

 

 

 

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