Hidden Valley to Empire

The 14 miles that encompass the Hidden Valley to Empire portion of the Greenway include a diverse mix of land and terrain.  From private, to county to municipal land we are navigating various community preferences and concerns, as well as ensuring safety and wildlife mobility and habitat. The project has a lot of moving parts and is approached through a wide variety of partners and funding sourses.

The 14 miles that encompass the Hidden Valley to Empire portion of the Greenway include a diverse mix of land and terrain.  From private, to county to municipal land we are navigating various community preferences and concerns, as well as ensuring safety and wildlife mobility and habitat. The project has a lot of moving parts and is approached through a wide variety of partners and funding sourses.

Steering Committee

The Planning and Design work was guided by a steering committee made of a broad swath of stakeholders and subject matter experts

Jim Pals - Property Owner

Larry Romine - Property / Business Owner / CCGA

Dale Drake - Clear Creek Rafting Company

John Cantamessa - Colorado Adventure Center

Wendy Koch - Empire Mayor

Mike Hillman - Idaho Springs Mayor

Dan Ebert - Business Owner / CCGA

Jacquie Zegan - St. Mary's / CCGA

Tim Mauck - County Commissioner / CCGA

Cassandra Patton - Tourism Board

Martha Tableman - Open Space Commission

Fred Rollenhagen - Planning and Zoning Commission

Jake Houston - Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO)

Peggy Stokstad - Economic Development Corp. 

Neil Ogden - CDOT

David Singer - CDOT

Mike Raber - Cyclist 

Lisa Gooch - CCGA