The extension of the Clear Creek Trail System through Mosier Gulch to the Bighorn National Forest boundary has been completed, according to the company that built the trail.
Arrowhead Trails, Inc. of Colorado, was hired to build the trail and completed the project last Friday.
Danna Lambert, owner and President of Arrowhead Trails, said they originally expected to be done with the project earlier, but delays at the beginning of the project forced her to ask for an extension to the project at the last city council meeting September 6th.
Lambert asked for an extension to the contract until September 30th, but thankfully, she said, they didn't need the full allotted time. She explains what caused the delays at the start of the project.
The trail is 4.5 miles long, stretching from city property just west of Turkey Lane to the top of Grouse Mountain where it descends into the Clear Creek drainage, climbs the drainage to Brush Creek and connects to US Forest Service trails above.
The climb, Lambert said, is over 1,100 feet from the city limits to the top of Grouse Mountain.
Lambert said the community was gracious during the crew's stay this summer.
Funding came from a grant acquired by the City of Buffalo and the project was a joint effort of the city, the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service.