Hunter Creek Valley Lower Plunge / Sunnyside Trail Reroute 2017

Lower Plunge / Sunnyside Trail Volunteer Reroute:  

Currently the lower portion of this popular trail in the beautiful Hunter Creek Valley near Aspen Colorado, traverses a wet meadow.  The trail through the meadow cannot be properly drained or maintained and there is resource damage due to trail braiding. (Trail braiding is caused by users creating parallel trails where the trail gets deep and muddy).

RFOV and our volunteers will work to reroute both forks of the very bottom of the Lower Plunge Trail (officially Sunnyside), out of the wet meadow onto dry terrain.  We will close and restore the old sections of trail.  The goal – a sustainable trail which creates a better experience for all trail users and protects our resources!

Funds will help with project planning, recruiting and coordinating volunteers and food & beverage at the end of each evening project.

Support RFOV’s  trail work on Lower Plunge!

These are Tuesday evening projects throughout the summer, with the first project scheduled for July 18, 2017.  Our project partners are the US Forest Service, Pitkin County Open Space & Trails, Aspen Parks & Open Space and Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association.

Vote for the Lower Plunge Trail / Sunnyside!  Why?  Mountain Bikers and Hikers – because you love the Hunter Creek Valley Trail system and sustainable trails! 

Get behind this project and exercise your vote for Lower Plunge / Sunnyside Trail Reroute.


Van Horn Trail 2016

Lollipop Trail 2015


It’s the most fun I’ve ever had getting dirty!Mark Schuemaker

Hunter Creek Project 2014