JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Gov. John Hickenlooper was on hand for the opening of a new trail in Staunton State Park.

The nearly 3-mile section of single track trail will connect Staunton State Park to the Cub Creek Trail in the Arapahoe National Forest.

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It’s part of a plan to connect all of Colorado’s trails.

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“That’s the ultimate vision, we’re going to have mobility, people who want to get one place from another – almost anywhere in the state. They’re going to be able to hop on a bicycle, they’re going to be able to hike, they’re going to be able to be in a motorized wheelchair but they’ll be able to go through some of the most beautiful landscapes in America,” said Hickenlooper.

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The stretch of trail is part of the “Colorado is Beautiful” efforts which aims to make sure every kid is eventually within a 10-minute walk of some kind of green space.

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