Trails Master Plan

After three years of public input and development, the Town of Mountain Village has adopted its community-wide Trails Master Plan. 

The plan is a guiding document for the town’s open space and trails system with recommendations for trail upgrades, new trails, policy recommendations and increased connectivity options between different corridors within Mountain Village, as well as with the regional trails system.

The Trails Master Plan was adopted by Mountain Village Town Council on August 19, 2021. Learn more about the process and its adoption on our blog.

The plan’s outlined goals include the following:

  • Ensuring that trail users feel safe when on Mountain Village trails; providing a variety of year-round trail experiences that serves users of all ages and abilities.
  • Developing a trails system and supporting infrastructure that promotes effortless navigation of the trail system.
  • Developing a sustainable trail system that respects and benefits Mountain Village’s unique alpine environment.
  • Collaborating with neighboring partners and jurisdictions to realize shared interests regarding trails.

Trails Master Planning Recommendations

Please review the recommendations that were gathered in 2018 and used to craft the plan:

Participating Partners

Alta Planning + Design is a leading active transportation firm, specializing in the planning, design, and implementation of trails, and bicycle and pedestrian projects. As a firm, Alta has experience planning and designing trail projects that range from “Mega-Trails” (ie the 400+ mile Empire State Trail, the Razorback Greenway, Coachella Valley Link Trail, and the Hong Kong and LA Riverfront Trails) to local hard-surface and natural surface trail systems.

Alta has extensive experience working with resort and tourism-based communities, such as Aspen, Colorado; Big Sky, Montana; Park City, Utah; and Mammoth Lakes, California. Alta understands the different needs of all trail users, including pedestrians, cyclists, mountain bikers, and those with mobility impairments.

Alta’s Denver office work across the state, and will use its national and local knowledge to develop a Trails Master Plan that is tailored to the needs of Mountain Village.

Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) is the property owner’s association for the Telluride Mountain Village with an ultimate goal of ensuring that Telluride Mountain Village is a highly sustainable and vital resort community. The funds collected by TMVOA from Real Estate Transfer Assessments and annual member assessments provide funding and support for the operation of the Gondola, Village Court Apartments (which provide affordable housing to assist with the creation of a stable workforce), foster economic development and vitality to increase tourism and provide a vibrant community for all members and guests.

Colorado’s San Juan Mountains boast some of ski country’s most incredible terrain, and Telluride is its mecca, stashed amongst the highest concentration of 13,000- and 14,000-foot peaks in North America. Living up to its reputation for legendary terrain, Telluride Ski Resort has something for everyone. The Plunge, Revelation Bowl and Gold Hill offer plenty of steeps for experts. See Forever and Prospect Bowl provide the ideal terrain for intermediates and the wide open, gentle slopes of Ute Park and The Meadows start beginners off right while enjoying the endless scenery of the San Juans.