Winter 2021 – SPOT receives in-kind funds for Poncha Path!
Thank you to the Chaffee County Community Foundation $3,000
Monarch Mountain Outreach $1,000
Fall 2021 – Currently, SPOT is working on the Poncha Path Project to develop a separated trail along the north side Poncha Blvd. to provide a safe, non-motorized, public corridor. The trail will run from the busy intersection where CR120, CR140 and Holman Ave., and their respective separated trails, all converge and merge onto Poncha Blvd. and extend easterly 1,150’ to Adams Ave. where it will connect with neighborhood streets. It will be a 10’ wide, asphalt trail positioned between Poncha Blvd. and the south fence of the Salida Golf Course.
The City of Salida and SPOT will provide planning, funding, building and future maintenance. This trail will be a valuable addition to the Salida Trail System and greatly enhance safe transportation and recreational opportunities in the community.
Once built, the Poncha Path will be a part of the Salida Trail System and added to the Salida Parks & Recreation Department maintenance route. Additional trail oversight will be shared through our SPOT Adopt-a-Trail stewardship program, as a trail section monitored by volunteers and it will fit into the Salida Trail Ecological Restoration Project (STERP), the community based program to replace invasive plants with native vegetation through organized volunteer workdays. Poncha Path will also be added to the SPOT In-Town Trail Map, which is distributed throughout the county.