Outside 285 Master Plan: Public Survey The Outside 285 Master Plan is a regional trail planning project. The planning team is currently looking for suitable locations for non-motorized recreation trail improvements within the public lands surrounding the US-285 corridor southwest of Denver. Potential trail projects could include new trails, linkages between existing trails, trail reroutes, trail maintenance, and trailhead and parking improvements. Public lands in the Outside 285 region are seeing increasing visitation and there is a pressing need to plan for future use and habitat conservation. To learn more about the planning effort, watch a brief presentation here and to view maps of the Outside 285 study area, please visit the project website. We are grateful for your participation and input. OK Question Title OK Question Title * 1. Do you live in the Outside 285 region? Yes No OK Question Title * 2. How often do you recreate in the Outside 285 region? Every day A few times a week About once a week A few times a month Once a month Less than once a month OK Question Title * 3. What types of non-motorized recreation do you engage in? (check all that apply) Backpacking Bird watching/nature viewing Fishing Hiking Horseback riding Hunting / Backcountry scouting Mountain biking None Rock climbing Trail running Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 4. Which activity do you engage in most frequently? (pick 1) Backcountry scouting Backpacking Bird watching/nature viewing Fishing Hiking Horseback riding Hunting Mountain biking None Rock climbing Trail running Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 5. Where are your favorite areas to recreate in the region? (pick 3) Buffalo Creek Recreation Area Colorado Trail Guanella Pass / Geneva Basin Indian Creek Jefferson County Open Space Parks Kenosha Pass Lost Creek Wilderness Area Mt Evans Wilderness Area Roxborough State Park Staunton State Park Waterton Canyon Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 6. Consider the existing trail systems in the Outside 285 region. Are there specific trails that need improvement to resolve a problem, such as poor trail maintenance, excessive erosion, user group conflicts, general overcrowding, parking capacity, or other chronic issues? Which trails and what are the issues? OK Question Title * 7. What type of trail experiences would you like to see more of in the Outside 285 region? (pick 3) Accessible trails for visitors with mobility challenges Beginner/family-friendly trails Hiker-only trails, long loops (10+ miles) Remote backcountry trails River access trails Short loops (2-5 miles) Technical bike trails Winter trails Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 8. Are there specific new trails or trail connections between existing systems that you’d like to see in the region? If so, please describe where you would like to see these additions. OK Question Title * 9. A goal of the Outside 285 Master Plan is to locate desirable and critical habitat areas for protection. With the growth of the Denver Metro area and more and more interest in recreating on public lands, it will become increasingly important to balance recreation improvements with wildlife habitat conservation. What types of management would you support to help balance wildlife and recreation needs and protect habitat? (check all that you would support) Reservations to limit visitor numbers Trail closures Seasonal closures Habitat restoration projects Environmental education Forest thinning/fire mitigation projects Avoid on the ground disturbance to currently undisturbed high priority sensitive wildlife habitats Public use restrictions Trail re-routes OK Question Title * 10. What are your thoughts about improving, expanding, and/or connecting non-motorized trail systems in the Outside 285 region? OK Question Title * 11. Are there specific areas/trailheads in the region that you feel require additional parking capacity? If so, which ones? OK Question Title * 12. Would you be willing to pay to park? Yes No OK Question Title * 13. Would you be willing to reserve trailhead access in advance (for free)? Yes No OK Question Title * 14. Would you be willing to purchase a recreation pass for a specific trail system or for recreation throughout the Outside 285 region? Yes No OK Question Title * 15. Would you support ticketing and fines for illegal trailhead parking? Yes No OK Question Title * 16. Would you use a parking space app - that shows parking availability in real-time? Yes No OK Question Title * 17. Would you be willing to share parking info with other public land visitors using social media and a hashtag (e.g., #285parking)? Yes No OK Question Title * 18. Do you see a need for any new trailheads/access points in the region? If Yes, where? OK Question Title * 19. Please provide your email if you’d like to receive periodic project updates. OK DONE / THANK YOU!