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Posted on: April 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the Colorado Front Range Trail

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The City of Brighton invites the public to celebrate the opening of the Colorado Front Range Trail with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m. The section of the new trail that runs through Ken Mitchell Open Space was completed and officially opened to the public in the summer of 2020, but planning for the ribbon cutting was delayed due to the COVID pandemic. 

“We’re so happy the public has been able to already enjoy the Colorado Front Range Trail in Brighton for almost two years, but we’re glad to finally get to celebrate this great asset right here in our community,” said Travis Haines, Director of Parks and Recreation. 

Prior to the ribbon cutting, the community is encouraged to ride their bicycles to the trail in the Sunshine Ride that will start at 9 a.m. at City Hall (500 S. 4th Avenue) and end at Ken Mitchell Park (889 Kinglet Court). The Bike Brighton Sub-Committee will lead this bike ride.

Parking will be available in the parking lot of Ken Mitchell Park (889 Kinglet Ct.), with additional parking available at the Southern Street Trailhead, Colorado Park (254 Miller Ave.) and Veterans Park (405 W. Bridge St.). 

If you’d like to attend the ribbon cutting, please R.S.V.P. by emailing by April 20. 

If you have questions, please contact Mark Heidt, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Development and Bike Program Coordinator, at 303-655-2170. 

More about the Colorado Front Range Trail:
The Colorado Front Range Trail is part of short and long-term improvements to Ken Mitchell Open Space. For years, the open space has played an essential role in the area by preserving the natural resources and wildlife of the South Platte River corridor. It has also provided trails, open space, and parks for the residents of Brighton and Adams County. Learn more about the Colorado Front Range Trail by clicking here

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