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June 25 Ceremony Planned To Mark Completion Of Latest Phase Of Fall River Trail

EP News/Gary Hazelton

On Friday, June 25 at 10:00 a.m., the community is invited to join Estes Park Mayor Bill Pinkham, Town Trustees and staff to celebrate the completion of the latest phase of the multi-use Fall River Trail. The ceremony and ribbon-cutting will take place on the trail between the entrance to Pine Haven, located at 1580 Fall River Road, and the Inn on Fall River, located at 1660 Fall River Road. Attendees are encouraged to park their vehicles on the north side of Fall River Road across from the bridge to Castle Mountain Lodge, located at 1520 Fall River Road.

Phase 4B is a 1,400-foot section of the Fall River Trail which begins at the Castle Mountain Lodge and ends west of Blackhawk Lodges. Construction was completed by Estes Park contractor Bob Pavlish of Cornerstone Concrete. Fairbanks Excavation of Estes Park subcontracted for the utilities and excavation necessary to complete the trail. Lafarge North America of Estes Park has donated the concrete color additive at no cost.

This project was funded by $140,000 contributed through the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act along with $150,000 from the Town’s allocation of Larimer County Open Space funds.

The Town’s plan to complete the trail system through the Fall River Corridor consists of approximately nine phases, with four phases completed since 2002. The Fall River Trail begins at Performance Park on West Elkhorn Avenue and continues west to Fall River Road and currently ends near the Blackhawk Lodges establishment. The next phases of trail construction are planned but not yet designed or funded. When all phases are complete, the trail will conclude at Rocky Mountain National Park’s Fall River Visitor Center, with a branch serving the Town’s Historic Fall River Hydroplant museum on Fish Hatchery Road.

For more information, call the Town of Estes Park Public Works Department at 970-577-3588 or visit www.estes.org. To receive Town news in your e-mail inbox, please e-mail townadmin@estes.org.

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