Thursday, April 06, 2006

What's up at Red Rock Canyon?

Anyone driving by Red Rock Canyon Open Space can see heavy equipment pushing dirt around in recent days.

Here's what's going on: The city is building two trailheads with paved parking.

The first will be on 31st Street just south of Highway 24, and will have trailer parking for horse riders. It's scheduled to open by mid-May and to include a trail connecting to the main quarry area.

The second trailhead is going in at the main Ridge Road parking area. When finished in July, it will have room for more than 100 cars, more than double what can squeeze into the dirt lot now. It will also have improved bathrooms.

Changes are also afoot on the trails in Red Rock. A trail linking the open space to the Intemann Trail was built last fall. See a map of it at

Volunteers are needed for trail building days this summer. For more information, visit

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