TRANSFER TRAIL MINE EXPANSION
Rocky Mountain Resources (RMR) is proposing to expand the existing Transfer Trail limestone mine from 13 acres to 260-300 acres which will cause a significant impact to Glenwood Springs, CO. Operating under a special use permit by Garfield County the current mining operation is only visible from a few areas of town. The proposed expansion will destroy the mountain side just north of downtown Glenwood Springs and increase truck traffic in Glenwood Springs from 20 truck loads per day to 250 to 350 truck loads per day.
The Glenwood Springs Citizens' Alliance encourages you to help STOP THE TRANSFER TRAIL MINE EXPANSION.
Tourism is Glenwood Springs' Economic Driver.
Glenwood Springs has been a popular tourist destination since 1885. The Glenwood Hot Springs was completed in 1888 followed by the opening of the Hotel Colorado in 1893. At no time in history has Glenwood Springs been a "mining town." Learn more.
The mine expansion will create a wound that will never heal.
Rocky Mountain Resources expansion of the mine operation on Transfer Trail will leave a scar on a mountain visible from almost everywhere around Glenwood Springs. (Green shows visibility of mine scar. Red is the mine.) Learn more.
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Learn more about the Rocky Mountain Resources proposal, the process and how you can help!