Roaring Fork River Trail
Otak worked with the City of Glenwood Springs to design 1.3 miles of trail along Three-Mile Creek and the Roaring Fork River. A portion of the trail is located between the western bank of the Roaring Fork River and the historic Atkinson Canal.
Our team worked closely with the City of Glenwood Springs Community Development and the River Commission to develop a plan for a 10-foot-wide concrete path with two-foot soft surface shoulders; a four-span pedestrian/bicycle bridge underpass at the Sunlight Bridge; trail amenities such as overlooks, picnic shelters, and beach access; and improvements to the trailheads. We designed the trail with minimal environmental and hydraulic impacts because of the sensitivity of the surrounding area.
Client: City of Glenwood Springs
Date Completed: 2011
Project Manager: Pete Loris
Otak Team Contract Amount/Total Project Cost: $300,000/$3.9 million
Type: Planning & design, transportation, water resources