Montrose County leaders get money to work on Rimrocker Trail

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MONTROSE COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) Montrose County leaders are getting money to work on a trail that goes from Montrose to Moab.

County official just found out they are getting a grant to finish construction on one final part of it.

It's called the Rimrocker trail. It's 160 miles long and a big portion of it is completely legal for off-highway vehicle use like four-wheelers.

The grant will make the last part legal for off-roaders by building roads that allow those vehicles. It’ll be done on the portion of the trail that overlaps with Highway 141.

“I think this will be a big thing for the west end. I think it'll bring economic growth for them and help them. The area has been depressed. Our power plant is closing down which we've lost some jobs for that so I think this will replace some of the jobs we've lost over there,” said Keith Caddy, the chairman of the Montrose County commissioners.

The trail is picking up some steam.

It was mentioned in an article of the latest Men's Journal magazine, which was talking about must do road trips.

Construction of this project is expected to take place in late summer of 2019.

The trail officially opened up in 2016.

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