Dedication of Crawford Park trail Saturday

By Press Release

Crawford State Park invites the general public to the park pavilion at the peninsula entrance on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is recognizing the North Fork Trails Network and dedicating a new trail system.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will dedicate "The Barcus Trail," to commemorate the hard work of John and Earlynn Barcus. John and Earlynn were instrumental members of the North Fork Trails Network, which played a huge role in trails projects at the state park, and in the Crawford, Paonia and Hotchkiss communities.

"John and Earlynn's work started a trail network," explained park manager Ed Keleher, "and Crawford State Park is pleased to be able to continue that legacy."

A formal presentation will include speakers, who will talk about the Barcus' contributions to the trails in the park and in other areas. A PowerPoint presentation will highlight the ongoing trail project at Crawford State Park. This project is being done in stages. Everyone is invited to see what has been done, what is in progress, and what exciting things are to come.

Please come and help us celebrate with staff and John and Earlynn's family and all of the volunteers who have helped build the trail system.