Taking kids on field trips is great, but nature can also be found here, right in OUR BACKYARD. Our vision is that kids and families can access outdoor recreation directly from all of our schools and communities, without getting on a bus or driving long distances. With the support of GOCO/Generation Wild, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and local municipal partners, we have developed new trails across our community.
The pump track is a perfect place to introduce new riders to mountain biking. Trails surrounding the pool are the most accessible to beginners and the high school side provides longer loops for a full morning adventure.
PAONIA RIVER PARK TRAILS
This is an ideal place for people of all ages to explore Paonia’s “bosque” along the North Fork of the Gunnison. This trail provides access to Paonia K8 school.
North Fork Crossroads Trail System
The North Fork Crossroads Trail system is a prime example of the collaborative spirit of The Nature Connection. Almost 9 miles of hiking, biking and running trails have been constructed on the North Fork Recreation District, Delta County School District and BLM properties surrounding Hotchkiss High School. Local high school students and volunteers from the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Association forged beautiful singletrack that snakes through the desert and sagebrush terrain.