Fall River Trail Extension
Update Nov. 13, 2017
On June 15, the GOCO (Great Outdoors Colorado) board determined that the Town's Fall River Trail construction project would be selected to advance to the next review level and to submit the full grant application for the available funds. All was submitted however at the end of August the Town received news they were not selected as the grant recipient of these funds. Since that time, the Town has applied for two additional grants. One grant is from Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) with a maximum funding amount of $250K and the other grant is from Land and Water Conservation Fund with a maximum funding amount of $200K. Both grant applications were due Nov. 1, 2017 and the Town anticipates hearing a final determination in Spring 2018.
The Town of Estes Park is studying potential trail alignments and designs as it plans for the future of the Fall River Trail. Preliminary design and study were funded by a grant awarded to the Town of Estes Park, after a competitive process, through the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program of the U.S. Department of Transportation. There is no schedule for construction at this time. The trail will be constructed as funding is identified.
When construction funding is secured, the Town of Estes Park proposes to construct a ten-foot wide, approximately 2.5-mile concrete extension of the Fall River multi-use trail that will connect the existing trail, near Castle Mountain Lodge, to Rocky Mountain National Park. East of Fish Hatchery Road, the new trail would likely be located along the south side of Fall River Road. West of Fish Hatchery Road, trail locations will be along Fish Hatchery Road.
For more information on the project, visit www.estes.org/FallRiverTrail or call 970-577-3587. Sign up to receive Town news and/or agendas at www.estes.org/subscribe. More updates at www.facebook.com/townofestesparkco, and www.twitter.com/townofestespark.