Stay on authorized trails as old mining works keep collapsing
Teck Trail Operations would like to remind all members of the public not to access the closed area of land on the southern slope of Red Mountain. This area was closed in 2006 due to ground instability associated with historical mine workings.
Recently, collapsing historical mine workings resulted in a new opening in the closed area of the former Larry’s Loop trail, posing a potential safety hazard.
The closed area has been clearly marked with gates, fencing and signage, and we ask for public cooperation in respecting these signs.
The installation of a permanent perimeter fence of the closed area will take place later this spring. Teck Trail Operations recognizes the value to the community that the trail system offers and allows non-motorized, recreational use of designated, authorized trails on many of our other lands, in partnership with the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society.
This article is a press release from Teck.