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    P.O. Box 1070
    3289 Cooley Mesa Road
    Gypsum, CO 81637 

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Eagle Valley Trail work underway in Eagle

Contact: Kristin Degenhardt, 970-328-3457, kristin.degenhardt@eaglecounty.us

July 11, 2017 – Construction of the 6.5-mile Eagle to Horn Ranch segment of the Eagle Valley Trail has begun in Eagle. The new paved trail segment will be 9 to 10 feet wide, with views of Red Canyon and the Eagle River. The segment will connect the Town of Eagle to Eagle County’s Horn Ranch Open Space.

Construction will start at the Town of Eagle Public Works Facility and progress east toward Red Canyon. The first half is anticipated to be complete in December, with construction on the second half scheduled to take place from March to October 2018. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Impacts to the traveling public will be minimal. 

Total cost of the project is $7 million, with $2 million coming from a Great Outdoors Colorado grant award. Additional funding includes $200,000 from the Town of Eagle and $4.8 million from Eagle County’s ECO Trails, ECO Transit, Open Space and Capital Improvement funds.
 

The Eagle to Horn Ranch Trail project is part of the planned 63-mile paved trail system that will connect all of the communities of the Eagle River and Gore Creek valleys from Vail Pass to Glenwood Canyon. Governor John Hickenlooper named the entire Eagle Valley Trail a “Colorado the Beautiful: 16 in 2016” trail in January of 2016, making it one of the state’s highest priority trail projects.

Ewing Trucking & Construction is the project contractor and Eagle County is overseeing construction. Project comments or questions can be directed to ecotrails@eaglecounty.us.