SCRG Named “National Recreation Trail”

December 31, 2012

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway has been designated as an official “National Recreation Trails” for 2012 by the US Department of the Interior. The Sand Creek Regional Greenway was the only trail in Colorado, and one of only 54 other trails in the nation, to receive this distinction in 2012. 

The National Recreational Trail designation was established in 2003 to recognize trails of local and regional significance that link communities to recreational opportunities. These trails connect the public to local outdoor recreation activities in a variety of urban, rural, and remote areas. To read the full press release, click here. 

We are honored to receive this distinction, and thank Secretary Salazar and the Department of the Interior for their support!

 

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About the Greenway

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is a jewel in the necklace of trails that has made Denver a national model for linked trail systems.

This 14-mile public greenway connects the High Line Canal in Aurora, Colorado with the South Platte River Greenway in Commerce City. Along the way, it passes through northeast Denver and the new Stapleton community.

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is open every day from dawn until dusk. Runners, walkers, nature viewers, horseback riders, and leashed dogs are encouraged to enjoy the trail. We invite you to become acquainted with our wilderness in the city.

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