The Evergreen Lake North Trail Project was created in response to the Spring 2016 closure of the trail along State Highway 74 on the north side of Evergreen Lake between Upper Bear Creek Road and Evergreen Dam. The trail system is located on property owned by the City and County of Denver (CCD) and managed by the Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD). The project's goal is to work with the community, stakeholders and funders to develop a long-term solution for the Evergreen Lake North Trail. Improvements to this trail segment were recommended by the 2015 Evergreen Trails Master Plan.
In recent years, sections of the steel bin wall have failed due to drainage, structural, and surface issues in the project area. In late April 2016, after heavy spring snowfalls and runoff from the spring thaw, a significant failure of several sections of the trail occurred and posed safety issues to trail users. Therefore, a portion of the trail was closed in late April 2016 and a process began to determine the exact nature of the failures, identify potential solutions to them, and develop a vision for moving forward.
Please check back here for regular project updates as we move forward. For questions, please contact our Project Manager, Chris Vogelsang of OV Consulting, at firstname.lastname@example.org.