The projects of the Trails Connect campaign

Juarez Road Connector Trail-Completed!

The Costilla County Juarez Road Connector Trail is an essential link to the existing Green Belt Trail to the road that connects to the new Rito Seco Trails Park where SLVGO is currently building five miles of new trail. The new trail will help residents access the land purchases that the county has made to create the Green Belt Park.

Costilla County, CO

Total Project Need: $169,680

“There’s no place for people to go – I do support more trails and more access to the Green Belt Country.”

Costilla County Resident

Carpenter Ranch Trail

The proposed Carpenter Ranch Trail would give San Luis residents walking access to the public Carpenter Ranch just a half-mile outside of town. The Ranch contains community gardens and a historic “vara strip” which was part of the original land grant to give the ranch access to water and timber in an earlier era.

San Luis, CO

Total Project Need: $98,000

“I would enjoy exploring the new Green Belt Park lands.

San Luis Resident

Alamosa “Blue” Trail

The Cole Park Boat Ramp would be the final take out on this 3-mile section of “blue trail” on the Rio Grande. Cole Park hosts “Weekends on the Rio” and this boat ramp is essential for getting more of the community on the river during the summer and providing access from Cole Park to the water.

Alamosa, CO

Total Project Need: $136,500

“The Rio Grande is becoming an important recreational area for Alamosa residents.”

Downtown Alamosa Merchant

Adams State Pedestrian Bridge- Completed!

Construction to begin in 2025!

The majority of the trail system in Alamosa is on Army Corps of Engineers flood protection levies. This has led to private property extending over the levy and making continuous trail access challenging. The Pedestrian Bridge allows large sections of publicly accessible levy to be available for recreational use. 

Alamosa, CO

Total Project Need: $816,937

“Our community trails are a bit disjointed. This bridge will make miles of trail easily accessible to students and staff of the University.”

Adams State Faculty Member

Baca Nature and Heritage Trail – Completed!

The Ireland Trail connects the popular Crestone entrance via 1.3 miles of trail to the Baca Wildlife Refuge. The junction of T Road and Camino Baca Grande has served as a meeting grounds for the community for many years.  

Crestone, CO

Total Project Need: $88,200

“The new property addition to the Baca Refuge gives us a beautiful trail from the center of our community to one of our natural treasures.”

Kairina Danforth
Mayor of Crestone, CO

Skeff Trail – Completed!

The Monte Vista Wetlands Trail will provide the first natural surface trail for residents. The trail will also be a first to link neighborhoods directly to city-owned open space.

Monte Vista, CO

Total Project Need: $105,700

“This is an outdoor recreation opportunity linked to the beautiful views of the San Juan Mountains.”

John Camponeschi

Saguache Vista Grande Trail

The Saguache Vista Trail will access a high point near the Town of Saguache on land that was purchased with GOCO funding.  This is a yet developed tract of land that was meant to provide a number of recreation resources for the town. This is a 1 mile out and back design.

Saguache, CO

Total Project Need: $102,200

“The new trail will measurably improve the community’s quality of life…it will help keep existing residents and attract new people.”

Headwateres Economics