South Platte River Heritage Corridor Plan

Purpose Statement

To significantly enhance quality of life, enrich communities & INSPIRE

Purpose of the Corridor Plan

The South Platte River Heritage Corridor Plan provides a strategic framework for preserving and enhancing the natural, cultural and recreational qualities of the river corridor through Adams County. The project focuses on a 17-mile stretch of the South Platte from Commerce City to Brighton (the Denver City limits to the Weld County line) and seeks to protect and restore its special qualities. The heritage plan outlines:

  • A sense of community stewardship for the resource
  • A strategic action plan that protects and enhances natural areas
  • An environmental education program focusing on the river system
  • Key agricultural lands
  • New public-private partnerships to foster enhanced restoration and reclamation of gravel mining areas
  • New recreational opportunities to the public

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Additional Information

Please contact the Adams County Parks and Community Resources Department at 303.637.8000. For trail maps, visit the Colorado Lottery.