$1.5 Million GOCO Award to Fund Path Construction

Last week, Great Outdoors Colorado approved a $1.5 million grant to the City of Grand Junction and the Mesa Land Trust to construct a paved shared use path that will connect the Riverfront Trail to the Lunch Loop trailhead. The total cost to construct this path is $2.5 million and the City and the Mesa Land Trust are now working to raise the remaining funds.


Mesa County is also a strategic partner, providing a significant contribution and staff support through Mesa County Metropolitan Planning Office. One Riverfront (previously known as the Riverfront Commission and Foundation) is a significant funder and partner on this project that will allow Riverfront Trail users to experience Three Sisters and Lunch Loop area.


The BLM, another strategic partner, continues to assist with alignment and design of the paved trail to ensure that it interfaces well with the single track users. The Mesa Land Trust is committed to raising the final dollars required over the next few months. With this success, the City hopes to start construction in 2018 with a completion date in 2019.