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Trail expansion to give residents more access to parks, schools, and recreation

The City of Greeley will expand a north Greeley trail with plans to connect it one day to the Poudre River Trail. Over the next several weeks, crews will add nearly a mile of pavement to the Greeley #3 Canal Trail.

The current 0.74-mile concrete trail runs east to west from 4th Street to 35th Avenue along the south end of Ramseier Farm Park, located at North 28th Avenue Court and C Street.


The next two phases of the project have begun and will extend the trail:

  • South across 4th Street to Madison Elementary, located at 500 24th Avenue
  • West across 35th Avenue to connect with Greeley’s Larson Trail at 43rd Avenue.

View the project map.

The City will add a crossing signal, known as a HAWK signal, with flashing lights for pedestrians to cross 4th Street near 26th Avenue. This will improve safety for those traveling to and from Madison Elementary or the Boys and Girls Club.

“We are so excited to begin working on Greeley #3 Canal Trail again,” said Environmental Planner Karen Scopel. “Greeley’s trails are great for recreation and health benefits, and they also provide  multi-modal transportation for Greeley residents to get around the city without using streets.”

Building the Trail

The city completed Phase I of the Greeley #3 Canal Trail in 2012. Since then, the project has been on hold. The project is moving ahead thanks to financial support from:

  • North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Greeley-Weld School District 6
  • the Poudre River Trail Corridor, Inc.
  • and matching funds from the City of Greeley.

The total project cost of the expansion will be around $800,000.

The expansion will add 0.86 miles of paved trail for residents to connect to local schools, parks, natural areas, and surrounding neighborhoods. Long-range plans include connecting Greeley #3 Canal Trail to the regional Poudre River Trail.

For safety, residents should avoid construction areas. Existing trails will remain open during construction.

For more about Greeley #3 Canal Trail and other projects, visit the Natural Areas & Trails website at



Release Date:
Jan 24, 2023

Environmental Planner Karen Scopel


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