Nordic skiers stopped in their tracks at Vallecito Reservoir

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Nordic skiers stopped in their tracks at Vallecito Reservoir

Irrigation district closes miles of trails, but they are likely to reopen next year
In a good snow year, the Nordic trails on the east side of Vallecito Reservoir can see up to 1,500 user days. This year, cross-country skiers can’t access the entire trail network. The Pine River Irrigation District has closed trails along the beach. The irrigation district and other parties are optimistic confusion over jurisdiction and fees can be resolved before next winter.

Nordic skiers stopped in their tracks at Vallecito Reservoir

In a good snow year, the Nordic trails on the east side of Vallecito Reservoir can see up to 1,500 user days. This year, cross-country skiers can’t access the entire trail network. The Pine River Irrigation District has closed trails along the beach. The irrigation district and other parties are optimistic confusion over jurisdiction and fees can be resolved before next winter.

Nordic skiers stopped in their tracks at Vallecito Reservoir

Nordic skiers typically travel up Forest Service Road 603 after parking at the trailhead at the Old Timer’s Campground on the east side of Vallecito Reservoir. This year, the Pine River Irrigation District closed trails along the beach, which has reduced the trail network by almost 50 percent.

Nordic skiers stopped in their tracks at Vallecito Reservoir

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