Bullhead City manager Toby Cotter remains optimistic that the Heritage Greenway trail linking the Laughlin Bridge with Davis Dam in Nevada can be replicated on the Arizona side of the Colorado River. Cotter told Bullhead City council members May 5 that a firm under contract has initiated the extensive Environmental Assessment required for project development.
Trail Loop Project Progressing
Cotter said a 3-1/2-mile long, twelve foot wide, hard surface trail is envisioned, with trail spurs leading to points of interest on the Arizona side of the river.
“Once completed, this would result in an approximate 7-mile loop around Bullhead City and Laughlin,” Cotter said. He said it would provide yet another visitation-drawing amenity for the river communities.
“We believe that it would be a major tourist attraction,” Cotter said. “People more and more are looking for trails, for ideal areas to walk and bike and for general recreational opportunities.”
Mayor Tom Brady thanked potential project sponsors Mohave County, Clark County, the National Park Service and the Bureau of Reclamation for ongoing cooperation. Council member Mark Clark said it seems that there’s sort of a “perfect storm” brewing in support of the project.
Cotter also expressed hope that grant funding might be awarded for project development.