Boulder County, Colo. – Boulder County, the City of Lafayette and the Town of Erie are set to open an additional 2.4 miles of the Coal Creek Trail on Wednesday, May 8th. This is a partial opening of the trail, with the remainder of the trail expected to open later this summer. An opening celebration will be scheduled when the entire trail between Lafayette and Erie is complete.
The new partial trail opening starts at the current terminus of the Rock Creek Regional Trail near 120th Street in Lafayette and ends approximately one half-mile north of the trail underpass at Hwy 7. The section north of this point will remain closed due to ongoing construction and visitors must turn around on the trail.
This section of the trail will be open to pedestrians, bicyclist and equestrians. Equestrian use is limited to the section south of Hwy 7.
Construction of the trail cost just over $1.4 million, with funding provided by the three project partners (Boulder County, the City of Lafayette and the Town of Erie) and by a $500,000 Special Opportunity Grant by Great Outdoors Colorado.
For more information, please call 303-441-3900 or visit the Transportation Department’s web site at www.bouldercounty.org/roads.