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Skyline Trail and Putt-putt Extension - Latest News as of August 2011:

 

On March 7th, 2011 the Bridger-Teton National Forest released a public comment Scoping Document as part of the approval process for a proposed new multi-use trail in the Greater Snow King Area, tentatively called the Skyline Trail, as well as a one-mile extension of the existing Putt-Putt Trail. 

 

The BTNF accepted comments on the Scoping Document until April 7th, 2011. Over 90% of public comments were in favor of the trails, but some concerns were also expressed in the comments. The Forest Service is continuing to evaluate the public comment on the Skyline Trail and Putt-Putt, and based on the Scoping comments, it is likely that the FS will release an Environmental Assessment (more detailed than scoping) with a second round of public comments. The EA will be released this winter, and a decision will be made in the spring of 2012 - after that EA and comment period. FOP will provide updates as more information is available.

 

Friends of Pathways - Background on the Skyline Trail and Putt-Putt Extension:

 

The Skyline Trail and Putt-Putt extension would be designed as nonmotorized multi-use trails for biking, hiking and horseback uses. These trail would complement and enhance the existing Greater Snow King Area Trails, and would create significant benefits for National Forest visitors and the Jackson Hole community.

 

Skyline Trail and Putt-Putt Trail Need and Benefits:

 

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