Suspect ID'd in mountain biking trail vandalism in Eagle County

Posted at 6:45 AM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 08:45:56-04

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. -- Investigators say they know who put nail boards along an informal biking trail in Eagle County.

The Bureau of Land Management said the vandalism appears isolated to a one-mile trail that is not part of an authorized network of mountain bike trails in the county.

"The nail boards were actually found on an unauthorized, user-created trail between two popular trails (the Red Neck and the Pool and Ice trails)," the Eagle County Sheriff's Office said. "The trail is not a primary route used by mountain bikers, and no problems have been found on the main East Eagle trail system."

Rider Jesse Horton posted photos of the traps on the Eagle County Cyclists and Friends Facebook page October 18.

Authorities found eight, 18-inch wooden strips anchored to the trail with 12 to 15 nails facing upward out of each.

Officials did not release the identity of the suspect.


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