Refuge Connector Trail Now Open!

February 21, 2013
Ribbon Cutting

The trail that connects the Sand Creek Regional Greenway to the visitor’s center at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is now OPEN!  Click here to view a map of the new trail.

The Refuge Connector Trail is the first piece of the proposed “Rocky Mountain Greenway”, an uninterrupted trail and open space network in the Denver metro area. When completed, the Greenway will connect three National Wildlife Refuges, Rocky Mountain National Park, and hundreds of miles of trails and open spaces.

On Monday, February 18, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood joined Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and SCRGP Executive Director Kate Kramer to announce more than $1.7 million for the Rocky Mountain Greenway project, and to cut the ribbon on the new Refuge Connector Trail (see picture above).

For more information, please click here to read the Department of the Interior’s official press release.

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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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