CO Governor Announces 16 Highest Priority Trail Projects

On Wednesday, Governor Hickenlooper announced 16 highest priority trail projects for 2016. The Colorado Department of Natural Resources identified these trail projects in coordination with the Colorado Pedals Project, Great Outdoors Colorado and the public.

“We’ve identified projects that will help us fulfill the vision of Colorado the Beautiful, and create the kinds of connections that link us to the natural splendor that sets our state apart,” Hickenlooper said.

“We need the kind of outdoor access that more easily brings all of us—especially our young people—into the fresh air and away from indoor distractions.”

Also of note, Great Outdoors Colorado is dedicating $30 million over the next four years to the Connect Initiative and these 16 priority projects are eligible to apply for funding. The projects are:

  • Colorado Front Range Trail
  • Lower Valley Trail
  • Rocky Mountain Greenway
  • Colorado Riverfront Trail
  • Ring the Peak
  • Peaks to Plains Trail
  • High Line Canal
  • Fremont Pass Trail
  • Alpine Loop Backcountry Byway
  • Crested Butte to Carbondale Trail
  • Eagle Valley Trail
  • Palisade Plunge
  • Paths to Mesa Verde
  • North Elk Creek
  • Eldo-Walker Trail Connection
  • Arkansas River Stage & Rail Trail

Originally published by Bicycle Colorado