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HERE'S THE LATEST NEWS:
Blue River Explorer Hike
Partnership between Trout Unlimited and the Town of Silverthorne
Citizens, staff and Town Council joined the Mayor at a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Blue River Explorer Hike project. The Blue River Explorer Hike project is a ¾-mile activity-based hike modeled on the National Park Service Junior Ranger program. Visitors can pick up an activity booklet at Silverthorne’s Colorado Welcome Center to record their observations about water management and stream ecology during the hike. Interpretive signs along the Blue River Trail through the Silverthorne Town Core highlight various aspects of the river system including water management, trout biology, watershed mechanics and water conservation.
Greg Hardy, Silverthorne resident and President of the Gore Range Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited, approached staff in the fall of 2015 to discuss his ideas for educating residents and visitors about the Blue River. His goal was to promote the Blue River through an interpretive river walk that would engage the public with fun facts about water usage, conservation, and trout biology. After collaborating with the SPORT Committee and the Blue River Watershed Group, sign content was finalized in the fall of 2016, and installed this year. Click for video highlights of the Explorer Hike and the ribbon cutting.