New castle trails is a volunteer group based in new castle, colorado

New Castle Trails is comprised by local community members and volunteers with a common goal of creating the best possible trail network in and around the Town of New Castle, Colorado.  Established in 2015 as a committee of RFMBA, New Castle Trail’s mission is to be both a resource and advocate for the planning, development, enjoyment, and long term care of sustainable trails. New Castle Trails performs advocacy for local trails with Federal, State and Town Agencies as well as with private landowners. NCT is focused on trail planning and development; trail care education and maintenance; and promotion of trail information.

New Castle Trails has successfully coordinated with RFMBA and the Town of New Castle to navigate an Environmental Assessment process with the Bureau of Land Management to add expand the North Colorow Trail network.  BLM approvals in 2017 led to reroutes for sustainability and connectivity (Sweet MotherJasper), closures to preserve wildlife habitat, and a major new trail, Stairway to Heaven, to improve access to the BLM trail system for riders and hikers.   

New Castle Trails is working to grow its’ efforts to include trail maintenance on White River National Forest routes including the classic Mansfield Ditch and Cherry Creek Trails.   NCT and the Town of New Castle continue to work together to develop the best possible local soft surface trail network.  Recent improvements and new trails include the Alder Park ConnectorPendergastSalty DaltyPubview, and the VIX Ranch Bike Park dirt jumps and pump tracks.

New Castle Trails supports the LOVA Trail Concept that will connect New Castle to Glenwood Springs, and looks forward to assisting RFMBA in the development of the new South Canyon Trail System. New Castle Trail is considered to be in good standing under Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association’s 501c(3) non-profit status. NCT operates on a  minimal budget that is dedicated to achieving high value projects by leveraging the efforts of local volunteers.  New Castle Trails partners closely with the Town of New Castle, but does not fall under its governmental structure.

Please contact us directly at newcastletrails@gmail.com for more information.  Visit our active Facebook Page to be a part of the conversation.