Project Description and Location

The Arkansas River flows through Pueblo County from the western border to the eastern border, and the trail system extension envisioned through the 1A Community Improvement Program is for the section of river east of downtown from the Lake Runyon area and heading east toward Avondale. A trail exists through downtown to Lake Runyon, beyond which sections of the river are on private property, and enabling a trail system will require easements and/or private property acquisition. The Pueblo County Pueblo Works department is currently working on a master plan to study trail extension options, expected to take multiple years to complete. Separately, the City of Pueblo has identified trail extension needs on the levee at Lake Runyon connecting to Wild Horse Creek. County staff is working with the City to understand options for this trail section.

Lead partner for implementation:         Pueblo County 

Current land/property owner:                various

Long term maintenance/operations:     requires further study

Political or jurisdictional approvals:       requires further study

Design stage:                       masterplan underway; City has ideas for extension options

Entitlement approvals:        to be determined

Outside funding partner:    future GoCo funding opportunities for trails, Pueblo Conservancy District, and/or City of Pueblo

Outside funding status:      potential, not yet committed

Planning and design:      multi‐year masterplan underway; coordination with the City ongoing

Community outreach:     required during planning and study efforts in future

Construction:                   not yet defined

Procurement:                   not yet defined

Total cost estimate:                 unknown; budget of $2M

Outside funding amount:        none identified

Funding required from 1A:     up to ~$2M in future depending on final design

Explanation of costs:               for the study efforts, then soft and hard costs of construction of a trail extension(s)

Long term maintenance:         requires further study

Supporting documents:          none

Political:                          none

Legal:                              none

Design/construction:     continue master plan; coordinate with City staff