Colorado Community Trails Program

Photo of a woman running on a trailPhoto credit: Jim Petterson, TPL

The Trust for Public Land’s Colorado Community Trails Program (CCTP) is a new, innovative initiative aiming to foster a more connected, healthier, and economically thriving Colorado. Whether commuting to a nearby recreation destination, traveling to a neighboring community, or just enjoying the freedom of a close-to-home trail, trails promote healthier, connected communities. In partnership with Colorado communities, we will secure corridors and build trails that enhance connectivity and mobility, expand recreational access, and improve quality of life for all Coloradoans.

For example, CCTP is working to build a five-mile stretch of the Ute Pass Regional Trail to close the northeast gap of the Ring the Peak Trail, which one day will circumnavigate Pikes Peak; another project will establish the first dedicated bike/pedestrian access from downtown Estes Park to Rocky Mountain National Park; and another will provide thousands of individuals direct access from the E470 trail to Cherry Creek State Park and the vast network of metro area trails.

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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3.3 million acres and completed more than 5,400 park and conservation projects.