Colorado Riverfront Foundation, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

Inspire stewardship! Invest today in the future of the Colorado Riverfront Project, a string of pearls, connecting your state wildlife areas, your state and city parks, and other community treasures with paved and multi-use trails for the enjoyment of residents like you and visitors alike!


We believe in the mission of the Riverfront Foundation to build a public trail from Palisade to Fruita. As longtime outdoor enthusiasts, we appreciate the availability of easy access to the trail sections throughout the Grand Valley for all user levels. The trail is a true benefit to all residents and visitors.
~The Kuneys, Fruita


Advocate for coordinated community stewardship of our river corridors.

Background Statement

The Colorado River provides a valuable water resource that sustains the agricultural and urban economics of the Grand Valley (greater Grand Junction area) in western Colorado, which is one of the largest metropolitan areas located on the river. Since 1987 One Riverfront (ORF) have been dedicated to helping Grand Valley communities be stewards of this precious resource through the development of the Riverfront Project. Often described as a string of pearls, the Riverfront Project is comprised of county properties, city parks, state parks and wildlife areas, and open space which are connected by multi-use trails stretching along the Colorado River.

2014 marked a significant milestone in our history, the completion of the Riverfront Trail connection between Grand Junction and Fruita. We look at this milestone not only as an accomplishment, but to affirm our vision for the future. To do this we have reviewed our history, conducted multi-partner retreats, and interviewed community members.

In August of 2018, the Riverfront Trail connection between the City of Fruita and the Kokopelli Trail was completed. This connection realized part of our goal of reaching the Colorado/Utah state line.

The Colorado Riverfront Foundation (RFF), ORF's fiscal agent, was established as a non-profit in 1987 as a way to accept donations and grants on behalf of the Riverfront Trail Project. ORF works with and advises its partners and local governments in implementing trail projects while the RFF provides cash match for the projects.

Organization Data


Organization name

Colorado Riverfront Foundation, Inc.

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Organization Size

Small Organization


544 Rood Avenue PO Box 2477
Grand Junction, CO 81502

Service areas

Mesa County, CO, US



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