Douglas County and Cabela’s partnership on East/West Regional Trail
The East/West Regional Trail is approximately 20 miles long and will eventually connect Highlands Ranch to Lone Tree and Parker. Above: red designates the East/West Regional Trail and blue designates connecting trails.
By Elizabeth Wood West; photo and map courtesy of Douglas County
On September 14, Douglas County Parks, Trails, and Building Grounds (DC Parks) and Cabela’s Lone Tree celebrated its first corporate partnership and welcomed the store’s participation in the County’s Adopt-a-Trail program.
Cabela’s adopted approximately 3.1 miles of the County’s East/West Regional Trail – from Bluffs Regional Park east to the Cabela’s store. The staff will regularly patrol the trail and report any illegal activities or vandalism and assist DC Parks staff with general clean-up, trash removal, and special projects.
According to Randy Burkhardt, assistant director of DC Parks, the East/West Regional Trail is approximately twenty miles long and connects Highlands Ranch on the western part of Douglas County to Lone Tree. The trail is not quite complete; a proposed section will be approximately eight miles long and will connect Lone Tree to Parker.
“We are working on the planning of that section now. We hope to complete planning in 2013 and possibly start construction of the next section in 2014 or 2015. The Parks, Trails, and Building Grounds is excited about this opportunity to partner with Cabela’s in their quest to give back to the community. We only see this relationship continuing to grow as our trails in the area expand,” said Burkhardt.
Hundreds of miles of trails can be found throughout Douglas County, providing recreational opportunities for many user groups within municipalities, Pike National Forest, open space lands, regional trail connections, and neighborhood areas.
For additional information, visit www.douglas.co.us/dcoutdoors/.