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Douglas County communities from western Highlands Ranch through Parker now connected

First envisioned more than 30 years ago, the full 28 miles of the East/West Regional Trail now ready for you to enjoy.

Posted on July 28, 2021 2021DC Outdoors

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Hikers, runners, cyclists and equestrians may now more fully enjoy the County’s spectacular views and natural settings with the opening of the final section of the East/West Regional Trail.

You are now able to travel continuously from Redstone Community Park in Highlands Ranch to the Cherry Creek Trail in Parker on this 28-mile trail that winds through grasslands and oak bluffs.

The East/West Regional Trail serves as the backbone for a network of local trails that connect Douglas County communities and provide increased access to recreational, employment, transportation and retail opportunities to those throughout the County and the Denver Metro area.

The newest section, which opened officially on July 24, 2021, runs east from a trailhead, located near RidgeGate Parkway and I-25, at Schweiger Ranch and connects to the existing trail underpass at South Chambers Road in Parker.

Originally conceived and proposed by a group of citizens in 1986, the successful completion of this extensive regional trail endeavor relied on the collaboration of nearly 15 local and state partners — planning and working together for more than 23 years.

Ready to hit the East/West Regional Trail for a hike or ride? Get more information and download a map.

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