East Shore Trail Environmental Assessment
On February 20, 2015, the Director of the Intermountain Region of the National Park Service (NPS) signed a Finding of no Significant Impact (FONSI) for the East Shore Trail. This decision will allow bicycle use on a 2-mile portion of the East Shore Trail located in Rocky Mountain National Park on the east shore of Shadow Mountain Lake near Grand Lake, Colorado.
Bicycle use will only be permitted on the 2-mile trail section once the provisions of the NPS Bicycle Rule found in the Code of Federal Regulations (36 CFR 4.30) have been addressed, the required trail improvements as described in the FONSI have been completed, and the mitigating measures as described in the FONSI have been implemented.
You can review the FONSI by selecting "Document List" on the left side of the page. When the next page opens, click on "ROMO East Shore Trail FONSI Signed" The FONSI is the final decision document for this project and it is not subject to public review and comment.
Rulemaking is required for a ¼ mile section of the East Shore Trail that must be rerouted before that section of trail can be constructed. Rocky Mountain National Park is currently working on the rulemaking process. You can stay informed about the rulemaking process at this website.
Vaughn L. Baker
Chief, Branch of Planning & Compliance
Rocky Mountain National Park
Estes Park, CO 80517