New Section of South Platte River Trail Opens

Adams County Parks and Open Space has opened the new segment of the South Platte River Trail. The trail became active on Wednesday, August 24, completing the trail within unincorporated Adams County. This $1.8 million project, funded by the Adams County Open Space Sales Tax and a Great Outdoors Colorado “Paths to Parks” grant award, will add approximately two miles of concrete trails along the river as well as two bridges to accommodate pedestrians between 104th Avenue and 120th Avenue.

“This is an exciting project that provides connectivity to the fantastic amenities at the Adams County Regional Park and beyond,” said Commissioner Steve O’Dorisio. “This opening comes at a perfect time for our residents to get out and enjoy the beauty of the foliage along the South Platt River during the fall months.”

The South Platte River Trail is the major regional trail for the Denver Metro area and will connect the Adams County Regional Park in Brighton to the Chatfield Reservoir in Littleton. This project will also provide connections to the Clear Creek Trail along the Front Range, the Cherry Creek Trail in Denver, and Sand Creek Trail through Denver.

After more than 25 years, the development of the South Platte River Trail is now complete within the county’s jurisdiction with the newly added segment. For more information on the South Platte River Trail, or any additional trails within Adams County, visit our Parks and Open Space page.

PHOTO: By Thornton resident Jason Robb, taken along South Platte River Trail. Robb’s photograph was selected as the winning entry in the Adams County Photo Contest.