Since the official opening on August 21, only once have a driven by or walked on the Canyon Rim Trail and not seen at least one user (and in the course of a work day I drive by at least four or five times...). So far I've noted trail use by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center for a flower hike, a Girl Scout Troop on a scavenger hunt, a private school PE class, the Wednesday Walkers, and the local Mountaineers Club. The trail seems to get as much use as I had hoped, and for a wider variety of reasons!
Other major summer trail projects were: clean up of old water bars on the Perimeter Trail behind Arizona Avenue; widening and rerouting sections of the Water Canyon Trail (YMCA Youth Conservation Corps [YCC]); inprovments to the Woodland Trail off Arizona Avenue to behind the golf course (YMCA YES Corps); clearing of locusts from the first 1.5 miles of the Mitchell Trail; improvements to the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail (along the north fence of the airport) to make a nice loop with the Canyon Rim Trail (YCC); culvert installation at the start of the East Fork Trail near the Roundabout (a work in progress, my first culvert install); drainage improvements on the South Bench Trail near the old Pueblo Wastewater Plant (YCC); drainage improvements on the Ranch School Trail below the Aquatic Center; and clearer markings on the connecting trail between the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail at the Pajarito Cliffs Site and the Camp Hamilton Trail (cool trip idea: East Park, Pueblo Canyon Rim to Camp Hamilton, to Pueblo Canyon Road to Tent Rocks Trail and to the Aquatic Center--you could close the loop on pavement.
I'll focus on White Rock trails in October and November--improvements on the Rim Trail and maybe tackle the big ruts along the River Trail that I've been avoiding for 10 years.
Post a comment if you have any spots that need work. I'm keeping a running map of more-than-one-person jobs that I hope to be able to display here on Google Earth or Google Maps--once the weather forces me inside for a day.