Prioritizing PEOPLEHEALTHCULTURE, and NATURE, The 5280 Trail is a new, distinctly Denver amenity, that connects many vibrant and diverse city center neighborhoods through the great urban outdoors, creating a powerful SENSE OF PLACE.

This effort builds on the visionary ideas and goals identified in numerous city and neighborhood plans to reimagine and repurpose our shared public spaces, LINKING NEIGHBORHOODS AND CONNECTING PEOPLE.

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About The 5280 Trail

The Downtown Denver Partnership is leading efforts to create The 5280 Trail, a bold, visionary project that will transform how the public right-of-way is used in Downtown Denver. The 5280 will link neighborhoods and connect people by reimagining underutilized streets into the essential Downtown experience uniting urban life with Colorado’s outdoor culture.

The 5280 Trail

Vision Plan

Prioritizing PEOPLE, HEALTH, CULTURE, and NATURE, The 5280 is a new, distinctly Denver amenity, that connects many vibrant and diverse city center neighborhoods through the great urban outdoors, creating a powerful SENSE OF PLACE.

The 5280 Trail

Design Guidelines

The 5280 Design Guide is a subset of The 5280 Vision Plan which lays out the Vision, Philosophy, and overall Framework for this transformative project. These Guidelines describe major components of The 5280 including materials, layout, furnishings, and design intent of key sections. The 5280 is a long-term project that will be built in phases and by a number of different design teams and contractors. Establishing design parameters and intent that will result in a visionary, yet legible and cohesive project that spans the Downtown Denver neighborhoods is tantamount to a successful 5280.

The 5280: Marking the Next Stage

On August 20, 2019, we hosted an open house and walks/rides of the proposed 5280 Trail. The community provided input on the Vision Plan and draft Design Guidelines. View summaries of these documents below and share your input on the plans using the links above.

Vision Plan Design Guidelines Neighborhood Concepts
The 5280 Trail

Explore The 5280 Trail

The key to the 5.280-mile-long loop is linking together the mosaic of distinct downtown districts and adjacent neighborhoods and to build on their own unique features that provide distinctive identity to Downtown Denver.

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