Beginning July 15-Sept. 1, 2019
The Haymaker Trail will be temporarily rerouted near Eagle Pool and Ice Rink from July 15-Sept. 1, 2019. Construction in this area is needed to connect to the Town’s water line at the Pool and Ice Rink facility, construct a paved recreation path, and finish debris flow basins to protect future structures.
Rather than continuing north to the Haymaker Trail from the trail kiosk located in the gravel parking lot adjacent to the Pool and Ice Rink and BMX track (traditional trail entry point), trail users will be rerouted around and above the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink and ascend Pool & Ice Rink Trail just beyond the building to the east. Directive signage will be in place to guide users through the reroute to the Haymaker Trail. Additional signage will indicate reroutes for the affected area back to the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink.
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The temporary trail reroute is less than .25 miles from Haymaker’s trail kiosk to where it connects to the existing trail. The reroute is due to necessary infrastructure construction for the Haymeadow Development. Balancing the interest of public safety and continued trail use throughout this work timeframe the Town of Eagle decided a reroute is the best solution. Once construction is complete, the Haymaker Trail will return to its original path.
“An easement for the Haymaker Trail was dedicated by the Haymeadow developers to the Town in 2012. The lands surrounding the first loop of the trail, including the high mesa and flow trail descent, were dedicated to the Town with the April 2019 approval of Haymeadow’s first phase of development,” said John Staight, Town of Eagle open space manager. “The Town’s commitment to maintaining safety and the trail experience are its top goal. The temporary reroute is a solution that accomplishes both. Trail users are away from construction activity and one of Eagle’s favorite recreational amenities, remains accessible.”
Work in this area has been accelerated in order to avoid impact to the Colorado League’s annual high school mountain bike race and to minimize overall trail impact for daily users.