What We Do

Advocate for Trails

  • Encourage more trail and open space planning and funding
  • Represent a diversity of non-motorized trail user groups
  • Mediate trail user/land owner/management issues
  • Urge organizations and government to preserve open space and open space access for trails

Provide Guidance

  • Provide technical expertise in any and all aspects of trail planning, construction and management
  • Assistance in crafting access, easement, management agreements between stakeholders, trail users, landowners and/or land managers
  • Perform trail inspections and assessments and help craft and/or carry out regularly scheduled trail maintenance
  • Provide a consistent and effective framework for communication among stakeholders
  • Facilitate partnerships with organizations, user groups, land managers, and governmental entities to help plan, build, fund, and maintain trails
  • Work with local and state tourist offices to promote trails in areas around the state
  • Create a funding source for trail building and improvement projects by seeking out grants, donations, and partnerships with public entities
  • Contribute to open space access efforts whenever possible
  • Work to create government and community investment in trail planning, implementation and management
  • Educate trail users and the citizens of Utah about the economic, social, and health benefits of well-planned, well-managed trail systems
  • Help manage trail-user impacts to the environment, watersheds, and other sensitive areas through sustainable trail building techniques
  • Promote trail etiquette and behavioral guidelines to ensure quality trail experiences for all users
  • Improve local knowledge of natural areas and instill a sense of stewardship for Utah’s trails, history, and diverse landscapes

Communicate

  • Provide a consistent and effective framework for communication among stakeholders
  • Facilitate partnerships with organizations, user groups, land managers, and governmental entities to help plan, build, fund, and maintain trails
  • Work with local and state tourist offices to promote trails in areas around the state

Fund

  • Create a funding source for trail building and improvement projects by seeking out grants, donations, and partnerships with public entities
  • Contribute to open space access efforts whenever possible
  • Work to create government and community investment in trail planning, implementation and management

Educate

  • Educate trail users and the citizens of Utah about the economic, social, and health benefits of well-planned, well-managed trail systems
  • Help manage trail-user impacts to the environment, watersheds, and other sensitive areas through sustainable trail building techniques
  • Promote trail etiquette and behavioral guidelines to ensure quality trail experiences for all users
  • Improve local knowledge of natural areas and instill a sense of stewardship for Utah’s trails, history, and diverse landscapes

Promote

In addition to being Utah’s only statewide trails advocacy organization, we are also the lead promoters of our incredible variety of trails.  We can help with branding, public relations, media outreach, familiarization tours, and other methodologies for getting the word out about your trails and community.

Our Services

  • Trail Assessment and Inventories
  • Planning & Design
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Government Relations
  • Agreements, Contracts, Insurance
  • Construction
  • Equipment & Volunteer training
  • Project Management
  • Management Plans, Maintenance Schedules
  • Trail Management & Maintenance
  • Event Consulting

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