Temporary Trail Closure in Denver

November 18, 2013

Much of the Trail in Denver is Temporarily Closed- Please Use Detours 

The trail is closed from the Smith Road Trail Head to the I-70 bridge because of the below two construction projects.  Please use this detour to avoid the construction work.

1. A section of the trail under the Central Park Boulevard Bridge in Stapleton continues to be closed for construction.

RTD FasTracks is building two new bridges over Sand Creek in this area, parallel to the existing railroad bridge. The RTD bridge is part of the new East Corridor line to Denver International Airport. This project will take roughly one year to complete. Please stay out of this area because of the construction, and call  (303) 468-3260 with any questions.

There will be heavy equipment usage in the coming weeks and months. There is a detour trail in place which runs on the south side of Sand Creek and over the new Central Park Boulevard Bridge. 

2. The section of trail between Central Park Boulevard and I-70 will be closed for the next several weeks due to a Metro Waste Water construction project.  Below is an explanation of the project:


Sand Creek Sewer Line Interceptor Repair Project

Metro Wastewater and Reclamation District asked SCRGP to close the SCRGP trail last winter for heavy construction on the sewer pipeline that was damaged in the September 2013 floods.  The SCRG trail between the I-70 underpass and the Central Park Blvd overpass has been closed for over five months.  Metro hopes to reopen the trail before the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  Check back on this web site to find the exact date of the trail opening.  AND as always, please use the detour until the “trail closed” signs are gone – because Metro is finishing up the repairs and major construction equipment will be using the Greenway.  Thanks for your patience!

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Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership

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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