Fall River Trail Extension
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. The full application submittal is due to the board in August with a final decision on recipients and the associated grant award amount in December.
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.