WAP History

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History

In 2013 the Town of Avon acquired 478 acres of land north of Interstate 70 between the neighborhoods of Wildridge and Singletree from the US Forest Service. The land was placed in a conservation easement to permanently preserve and protect natural habitat, wildlife and native plant species as well as provide open space for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike.  In 2014, Avon along with several partner organizations worked to form a network of trails.  The trail system was thoughtfully created in the Preserve to protect the natural environment, open space, and wildlife qualities of the area.  It attained the International Mountain Bicycling Association Silver-Level Ride Center Designation.

The West Avon Preserve is governed by the West Avon Preserve Management Plan, and is included in the Town’s Recreational Trails Master Plan, which outlines plans for improving the quality and quantity of trails.

Contributors and Volunteers

Thank you to: Eagle Valley Land Trust, Eagle County Open Space, United States Forest Service, Town of Avon Citizens, Singletree Property Owners Assoc., Berry Creek Metro District, Mr. John Shipp. A special thanks to the Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association for maintaining the trails.