Fall River Trail Extension
In 2018, the Town of Estes Park received a grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) in the amount of $400,000 for the 2019 construction of the Fall River Trail extension. In addition to funds from the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, the Town's Ballot Issue 1A sales tax and Larimer County Open Space fund, this grant funding will fund a portion of Fall River Trail from David Drive down Fish Hatchery Road to the Rocky Mountain National Park boundary. Construction of this portion of the trail is expected to occur in summer/fall 2019. The trail will be built within the public right of way.
The trail design is shown below. Trail alignments and design for the Fall River Trail have been completed with funds awarded through the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The Fall River Trail has been built in phases (2002 through 2010) and currently connects downtown Estes Park to the Fall River corridor near the Black Hawk Lodge. As funding is secured, the Town of Estes Park will construct the remainder of the multiuse trail, which will ultimately travel about 4.5 miles from downtown to Rocky Mountain National Park. For more information on the project, call the Public Works Department at 970-577-3587.