Spectacular view…

The sky was smokey from fires in western states but the view from the top of the China Wall north of Meeker was still spectacular. Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado will be in Meeker this weekend to finish the 3.5 mile trail, which starts in the Dorcas Jensen Memorial Park, a 57-acre non-motorized open space accessible at the top of Seventh Street. There are approximately five miles of hiking and mountain bike trails in the Dorcas Jensen Memorial Park, them and the one leading to the top of China Wall can also be accessed at the end of Larry Lane, off Mountain View Road and soon the trail will connect with the new Sanderson Hills Park. Kiosks and way finding signs will be installed this year. According to ERBM director Michael Weinbrecht, next year the trail from the top of the China Wall, which is BLM land, will connect to the Town of Meeker’s Ute Park. “I think it is great three entities are working together on this trail to benefit the health of our community,” Weinbrecht said.