- Jesse Parker
The Colorado Motorcycle Trail Riders Association has adopted the new Trail 667 (upper Captain Jack's) through Jones Park as part of the county's Adopt-A-Trail program. That means they will provide volunteer time to maintain the three miles of trail.
The beloved old Trail 667 is being decommissioned in order to protect the threatened greenback cutthroat trout, which lives in the Bear Creek watershed. The recently unveiled new trail — which features quite different terrain — is open to motorcycle riders, mountain bikers and hikers, just as the old trail was before efforts to protect the fish were stepped up.
Motorcycles were banned from the old Jones in late 2012. At that time, the Motorcycle Trail Riders Association had spent years helping to maintain the old Trail 667 and protect the fish, both through funding and volunteer work.