Degraded riparian habitat and eroded streambanks due to changing land use practices, removal of  anchoring vegetation, and altered hydrologic regime. 
Fragmented aquatic habitat due to multiple upstream diversions. 

A disconnection between the community of Del Norte and the Rio Grande, due to lack of recreation and river access infrastructure.



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Emma Reesor 

623 Fourth St 
Alamosa, CO 81101


Enhance the health of the Rio Grande and the surrounding community.

Improve the fishery and water quality

Encourage the local members of the community and tourists to fish the river. 

Create public access points on the Rio Grande in Del Norte, allowing for recreation in a section of the river that is currently very difficult to access. 

Build inviting space for people to experience the outdoors and enjoy the area. 

Promote recreation tourism, diversifying the town’s economic base.

Revitalization of the town park, with possible new ampitheater and picnic structure.

Aquatic habitat improvement with increased breeding and feeding areas.

Riparian restoration with willow planting and other stabilization projects.

Permanent hardened boat ramp for put-in and take-out.  

New boat play wave structure. 

  • Town of Del Norte
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Upper Rio Grande Economic Development Council
  • University of Colorado - College of Architecture and Planning 
  • Riverbend Engineering
  • Three Barrel Brewing Co.
  • Windsor Hotel

The purpose of the Del Norte Riverfront Project is to improve recreation opportunities and access, and the ecological condition of the riparian areas for fish and wildlife habitat. The Del Norte Riverfront Project will most importantly create connectivity between the communities and visitors of the San Luis Valley and the river that sustains it.

Del Norte Riverfront Project