Rocky Mountain Arsenal Could Get Trails, Scenic Drive

June 1, 2015

Federal officials want to bring more trails and a scenic drive to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. Now they're seeking public input on the plan, starting Monday night in Commerce City. 

Thanks to an intense environmental cleanup, visitors could see bison roaming on land that used to be home to a chemical manufacturing facility. Refuge manager David Lucas says with the clean-up complete, the focus is on making the refuge accessible for public use.

“This new plan is our vision for how to manage it as a national wildlife refuge over next 15 years. So it’s a transformative document in that way,” Lucas said. 

Plans include more than 90 miles of trails and seven miles of road available for wildlife viewing. The superfund site clean-up cost $2.1 billion in federal funds. 

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