Open Space Trail Information

As a reminder, certain trails around Eagle are closed to protect wintering wildlife.  In the winter, deer and elk are stressed while trying to walk through deep snow searching for limited food in cold temperatures.  Their energy reserves are low.   If you encounter deer and elk in open or urban areas, please do not approach them or force them to move due to your presence.
Closed December 15 – April 15
Horton Street Trailhead (School House Rock trail)
Abrams Ridge Trail 
Hernage Gulch
LOV Connection Trail 
Arroyo Trailhead (includes:  Third Gulch, Bailey’s, Second Gulch, Mayer Gulch, Turniphead)
Third Loop of Haymaker (including Extra Credit) 
Closed December 1 – April 15 
Pool & Ice Descent
Dirt Surfer 
Love Child
Closed January 16 – April 15 
Hardscrabble Mountain is closed to vehicles and bicycles during this time.  Prior to January 16th, access to Hardscrabble is only permitted by the BLM from Gypsum via Spring Creek Road gate, or via Hardscrabble Road off of Brush Creek Road until the gate is closed by the U.S. Forest Service.
Trails that are OPEN to recreation year round:
Redneck Ridge
Haymaker Trail (loops 1 and 2)
Town of Eagle and Eagle Ranch paved recreation paths
Eagle Ranch golf course – Please observe signage posted by the HOA and golf course personnel


  • Conserve Natural Characteristics
  • Protect Critical Wildlife Habitat
  • Maintain Scenic Qualities
  • Provide Appropriate Recreational Opportunities

Rules of the Trail

When riding, always yield trail to others and also remember:
  • No littering, Pack it in—Pack it out!
  • Respect The Land
  • Obey all rules and regulations
  • When riding, use open designated trails only—no off trail riding
  • Plan ahead and go prepared—know the area, your equipment and your ability
  • Clean up after your pet
  • Never scare animals, give them extra room

Assistance or Help

  • Emergency - Call 911
  • Report a Violation - Eagle Police 970-328-6351, (after hours call dispatch 970-479-2204)
  • BLM - 970-947-2800
  • Information - Town of Eagle, 970-328-6354