Trails Standards and Guidelines

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Trail Standards

In the Town of Breckenridge, many documents, including the Town Master Plan, Open Space Plan, Trails Plan, and Vision Plan stress the importance of a sustainable coexistence with our environment and an interconnected trail system. By following the guidelines set forth in the Town of Breckenridge Trail Standards, keeping constant communication with Town Staff, and using current trails as an example, Breckenridge’s trail system can retain the following important qualities:Trail Standards II

  • Safe public access
  • Minimization of user conflicts
  • Sustainability
  • Quality construction and maintainability
  • Effective signage
  • A variety of enjoyable experiences for various user types and skill levels

To ensure that these objectives are achieved, the Town has adopted the Town of Breckenridge Trail Standards to be used during trail construction and maintenance to provide developers, staff, the public, and trail users with a foundation upon which trail work can be performed.

Also included in the Town of Breckenridge Trail Standards are the fundamentals of trail design, trail maintenance standards, trail signage standards, slope stabilization and revegetation, and basic definitions of trail terms.

When a trail is conceived or planned in the Town of Breckenridge, a number of options are available to obtain legal access to the trail, including easements, land exchanges, fee simple purchase, development agreements and condemnation. To learn more about these processes, please refer to the Town Trails Plan, the Town Trails Plan Maps, and the Town Open Space Plan.

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