The path that links Virginia Canyon Road and the Gold Mountain Village Apartments in Central City is currently a well-used trail, at the very least to citizens it is.
” This has traditionally been an easement for a water line,” claims Central City Manager Daniel Miera. “This is a link that has been utilized informally for many years to attach the apartment building right down right into the midtown location.”
Miera includes, “Law enforcement and firefighters they’ve utilized it for wildland fire conditioning and also training.”
Since Saturday, Sept. 11, it will be an official Central City path. That day it will certainly be dedicated and boosted as component of Xcel Energy’s Day of Service.
Miera says volunteers will be around working hard, “Cleaning it up and also it has to do with a half a mile in total with an average of a 17% grade therefore we will certainly have some timber steps.”
It will certainly be a psychological event. The trail is being called The Stairway to Heaven in memory of Cody and Shelby Allen, two local firemens that passed away of carbon monoxide poisoning in their home.
Miera claims this project is a natural fit for the Day of Service due to the fact that Xcel Energy handed out carbon monoxide detectors when the Allens died, as well as he claims without the company this stairway to paradise would not be possible.
” We’re simply very thankful for them and business community as well as all of our locals for really rallying behind this project,” he states.
Miera claims this is going to be the start of a route system in Central City and also they hope to do even more renovations to the location in the future, however initially they need to safeguard regarding $200,000 worth of financing.
You can still sign up for an in-person project, including this. Day of Service goes through Sept. 11.