The Great Western Trail provides recreational and educational opportunities as well as alternative transportation modes that connect communities through the historic Great Western Railway right-of-way in rural Weld County.
The Great Western Trail Authority
The Great Western Trail Authority is a local government entity, created by an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the towns of Windsor, Severance & Eaton to accept the donation of the abandoned Great Western Railway between the towns under the “railbanking” provisions of the 1983 amendments to the National Trails System Act. The Authority’s ongoing responsibility is to plan and construct a public trail on the right-of-way, maintain the trail corridor, and seek funding for the trail through grants and contributions.
The GWTA board consists of nine volunteer members. Each of the three IGA towns appoints three members to the board. Board meetings are open and held on the first Thursday of each month at the new Severance Town Hall, 3 South Timber Ridge Parkway, beginning at 5:30 pm.
|Great Western Trail Authority Members|
|Tom Jones||Chairmanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Windsor, Colorado|
|Glenn Babcock||Board Memberemail@example.com||Eaton, Colorado|
|Steve Bagley||Secretaryfirstname.lastname@example.org||Eaton, Colorado|
|Matthew Fries||Board Memberemail@example.com||Severance, Colorado|
|Lee Griffith||Board Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org||Eaton, Colorado|
|Steve Wrenn||Treasureremail@example.com||Windsor, Colorado|
|Monica Pettypool||Board Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org||Severance, Colorado|
|John Flanagan||Vice Chairmanemail@example.com||Severance, Colorado|
|Barry Wilson||Board Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org||Windsor, Colorado|
Aerial fly-over of the Great Western Trail, July, 2016.
Begins in Eaton, flying W to Severance, then SSW to Windsor.