It has been a great fall and now the Delta Sno-Krusers Snowmobile Club is gearing up for winter. With the early snowfall, riders have been up on Grand Mesa snowmobiling on the roads during the past month.
The weather inversion has given us beautiful days on Grand Mesa, while the valley has been covered in fog. The SnoKrusers would like to invite everyone with a snowmobile and even those who do not own a snowmobile to join the Delta SnoKrusers. We are a non-profit snowmobile club made up of individual and business members who work together to promote, sustain and improve the sport of snowmobiling. Our club sponsors events and rides, grooms 136 miles of multi-use trail and marks many additional trails on Grand Mesa. We support the fight to keep our public lands public and open to all to enjoy. Everyone is welcome to use our groomed trails — hikers, skiers, snowshoers and fat tire bicyclists.
Safety is first with the SnoKrusers. We would like to remind everyone there are four parking lots on Grand Mesa. The visitor center and Mesa Top parking lots are both multi-use parking lots that allow snowmobile trailers and access to the snowmobile trail system. Park wisely for maximum use of the space. Snowmobilers are not allowed in County Line or Skyway parking lots. These are reserved for cross-country skiers. If you are driving into Alexander Lake Lodge beware of the cross-country skiers who park along the edge of the road and are not in the designated visitor center parking lot. Drive slowly as the road is narrow and curvy and can be icy. It is impossible to meet other vehicles when there are cars parked on the road. There are two areas on Grand Mesa that are not multi-use, but are set aside for cross-country skiing only. One is between the County Line and Skyway parking lots. The other is the Ward Lake area. Check the snowmobile map and please stay out of these areas if you are not skiing. Snowmobiles are also not allowed on the road between the visitor center and Frost's RV Park. The Grand Mesa Resort Company is private property. Please respect the cabin owners, lower your speed and stay on the trail. If you do not own a cabin in the resort company, do not ride between the cabins. Do not hill climb in this area. There are 800 square miles of snow to play in on Grand Mesa, so find snow outside of the resort company boundaries. Beware of the lakes following a big snow storm. The weight of the snow will cause slush and you could get seriously stuck. Always check for avalanche danger. Never ride alone. Watch for rocks and fence posts. Think safe!
Everyone is welcome to join the SnoKrusers. Your membership includes a membership in the Colorado Snowmobile Association. Contact Donna Ankenbauer at 856-3656 for more information or look for us at www.facebook.com/snokrusers.blog comments powered by Disqus