Trail Construction at Sacramento Creek Ranch
Even with the challenges of Covid-19, new trail construction is still happening this summer! With safety protocols in place, MALT is partnering once again with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) to add a new trail at MALT’s Sacramento Creek Ranch property. MALT acquired the land and assets of the ranch in 2019. Public trails are important to MALT’s plan to utilize the property for education and outreach.
Twenty-five volunteers from VOC kicked off the first of two project weekends on August 21st at Sacramento Creek Ranch to begin work constructing the new trail. A 1.5 mile Sacramento Creek loop trail already existed on the property. Over the weekends of August 21st and 28th volunteers donated 406 hours to build 1.5 miles of new trail through the woods. MALT is grateful for financial support from the South Park National Heritage Area (SPNHA) and Summit Foundation who both provided grant funding to complete the trail building projects.
In 2015 and 2016, MALT partnered with VOC to build the Pika Trail at the Pennsylvania Mountain Natural Area just minutes from Sacramento Creek Ranch. The Pika Trail, a unique alpine scenic and educational experience is located at an elevation of 11,500 feet and was MALT’s first collaborative project with VOC.