Cherry Creek Trail Detour

A 0.5 section of the Cherry Creek Trail from the Wabash Trailhead to Iliff Avenue in unincorporated Arapahoe County is closed until the end of May 2019. Users will be detoured as construction crews make safety improvements to the Iliff underpass, and add a new bridge over Cherry Creek. 

The project will eliminate the clover leaf and the need to ride on a sidewalk along Iliff Avenue. It will also include adding additional lighting and expanding the width of the underpass for safer travel. 


During the construction, trail users traveling north will be detoured onto S. Wabash Street at the Wabash Trailhead and routed to the north side of Iliff Avenue. Trail users should use cation crossing Iliff Avenue, crossing only at the designated crosswalks. Trail users traveling south will be routed east at Cherry Creek South Drive onto Iliff Avenue and then south on Wabash Street. Detour signs will be posted along the route. (see map below) 


The Cherry Creek Trail will be closed from the Wabash Trailhead to Iliff Avenue for trail improvements and the construction of a new bridge over Cherry Creek. A detour will be in place along Wabash and Iliff Avenue. The project is funded by the Arapahoe County Open Space Sales and Use Tax. (see diagram below for project details)


January 28, 2019 to May 31, 2019 *dates are subject to change


Questions or concerns about the project and detour can be directed to 303-210-2204 or

Overall Layout Plan
Trail Map Cherry Creek Closure

Bridge Installation

Friday, April 26, 2019