Reward offered after booby traps found on Creekside and Skillsaw trails near Carbondale

SILT, Colo. - The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $1,000 reward for information on who left dangerous booby traps on mountain biking trails in the Prince Creek area near Carbondale around June 17.

The BLM said three narrow boards with numerous sharp nails sticking out were discovered by mountain bikers on June 17.

Cyclist Colin Osborn spotted and removed the hazards. No one was reported injured.

Osborn found the boards while riding the Creekside and Skillsaw trails.

"Two boards were left on popular mountain biking trails with the clear intent of damaging bikes or harming mountain bikers," officials said in a news release.

A third board was found off-trail.

The BLM said it continues to investigate the incidents but have not identified suspects to date.

“We simply do not tolerate this behavior and will seek convictions against the responsible parties,” said BLM Colorado River Valley Field Manager Steve Bennett. “We are hoping someone has some information that will lead us to those responsible.”

Tipsters should call BLM law enforcement at (970) 876-9000.

A BLM spokesman said the agency would step up patrols on the popular trails. The BLM's primary law enforcement activity there had been citing or warning people for camping too long.

In May, 7NEWS reported that a strip of metal spikes was found on a trail in the Rampart Range area, south of Denver. 

"The wire spikes were buried in the trail bed so that wheeled vehicles would be damaged and unsuspecting hikers could be injured," according to officials with the Pike National Forest.

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