Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Poudre Trail Update: One Step Closer to Completion

Image credit: Brendan Bombaci
On Tuesday, June 11, Larimer County Commissioners voted unanimously to allow the County to use $200,000 to purchase nearly 74 acres of land southwest of Timnath for a 1,700-foot addition to the Poudre Trail. The easement will be purchased using County Open Space Sales Tax.

This purchase will help fill one of three remaining gaps in the trail between Windsor and Fort Collins. Once completed, the trail will stretch 35 continuous miles from Greeley to Bellvue through four communities and two counties. Larimer County is working to secure the remaining land north of River Bluffs Open Space outside Windsor. To fund trail construction, Larimer County is submitting a grant application to Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) for $2M. If selected, the County would provide a $2M match.

The Poudre Trail is recognized regionally as Regional Non-Motorized Corridor #6 in the NFRMPO’s 2016 Non-Motorized Plan. Statewide, the Poudre Trail is recognized as the ultimate alignment of the Front Range Trail which will eventually connect New Mexico and Wyoming via Colorado’s Front Range.

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