Off-road motorcycle and four-wheel drive enthusiasts might soon get a 900-acre recreation park in El Paso County for practicing their sport.
The Board of County Commissioners has approved a resolution authorizing the Parks and Leisure Services Department to purchase or lease land located near County Highway 94 and Blaney Road in eastern El Paso County for an off-road vehicle park if the county receives a grant from the Colorado State Trails program.
The county would partner with Aztec Family Raceway, which operates motocross tracks adjacent to the proposed park site, to build the facility.
The county will provide the land and trails for the park and Aztec will provide the parking, restrooms, concessions, camping services, management staff and maintenance services.
The first phase of construction of the park will include at least 20 miles of trails on the 900 acres. The trail system will be designed to minimize environmental impacts. The park will be financially self-sustaining and supported solely by user fees with no taxpayer funding.