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Posted on: April 28, 2023

West Avon Preserve Trails Open!

WAP Open

West Avon Preserve Trails Open!

Town officials announced the seasonal opening of the entire West Avon Preserve (WAP) trail system this Friday, April 28 after an extended closure due to significant snow and mud. While the trails system is officially open, muddy trails are always closed.

Those who use the trail system are asked to respect others and abide by the following trail etiquette:

  • Downhill travelers yield to uphill travelers
  • Alert others when passing from behind
  • Bikers yield to joggers and walkers; joggers yield to walkers
  • Don't create new trails or walk around obstacles; stay on the trail
  • Leave no trace
  • No camping
  • No smoking
  • No alcohol
  • No hunting
  • No fires or fireworks
  • No motorized vehicles, including E-bikes
  • No launching, landing or operating drones from Town property without permission of the Town.

Four-legged best friends are allowed off-leash in the WAP but must be under voice control and the owner must have a leash in his or her possession. Dog owners must promptly remove fecal waste and deposit it in a proper trash container.   

 To enjoy this beautiful open space, parking is available at Nottingham Road, Beaver Creek Point, and the O’Neal Spur Pocket Parks. Restroom facilities are available at the O’Neal Spur Pocket Park, which is also ADA Accessible. The water fountain at the O’Neal Spur Pocket Park will be operational once freeze cycles cease. A water filling station is also available on the side of the Mountain Center building near the Nottingham Road cul-de-sac and trailhead.

For more information on the WAP trail system, please contact Town of Avon Planning Director Matt Pielsticker at or Recreation Director Michael Labagh at To report violations, contact Vail Dispatch at (970) 479-2200.

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