News Release 578

Fall Colors Tram Tour planned for Katy Trail State Park Oct. 20

Volume 38-578 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., OCT. 8, 2010 – Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Katy Trail State Park as you experience the trail in a way that has never been offered before – from the comfort of a tram coach. The Fall Colors Tram Tour on Wednesday, Oct. 20 will offer free 90-minute tram tours between Rocheport and McBaine.

This 17-mile section of the trail is known for its fall colors along the bluffs and its striking views of the Missouri River. As riders enjoy the scenery from the open tram cars, interpretive guides will explain the natural history and cultural features along the trail.

The event is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Boone Electric Cooperative.

Tours will be offered at 9 a.m. 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. and begin at the trailhead in Rocheport. Each tram has seating for 16 people and these seats can be reserved in advance by going to Deadline for reservations is Monday, Oct. 18. A limited number of standing room only spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The Fall Colors Tram Tour helps celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Katy Trail, the longest rails-trail project in the nation. Edwards Jones is the official sponsor of the 20th anniversary of Katy Trail State Park.

Oct. 20 is also Missouri Day, which was set aside in 1915 by the Missouri General Assembly to honor the state and celebrate the achievements of all Missourians.

For more information about the Fall Colors Tram Tour on Katy Trail State Park, contact Rock Bridge Memorial State Park at 573-449-7402 or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information on state parks and historic sites, visit