Trails Restoration Program summer and fall
Partnering with community, organizations and agencies to get results.
For many years, the Salt Lake Ranger District has been without a full trail crew due to lack of funding. In conjunction with this decline in funding, there has been an increased use of trails. According to recent studies, above anything else hiking is the most popular activity in the Tri-Canyon area. Through a grant program pioneered by Snowbird and the National Forest Foundation, we have hired a Trails Crew for summer 2007 to do trail repair, lead volunteer work days and hold a series of Trail Skills Workshops.
While working on a select list of trails that need the most help, located in Millcreek, Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon, the trails crew will also be doing much needed basic maintenance and repair. We work closely with the USFS' trail coordinators on the Salt Lake Ranger District, ensuring that all work done is held to their high standards.
Partners in this project include the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Friends of Alta, Save our Canyons, the Town of Alta, Volunteers for Outdoor Utah and more.
Here is a list of trails and projects we will be working on this summer:
- Pipeline Trail in Millcreek
- White Pine Trail in Little Cottonwood
- Mill D North Trail in Big Cottonwood Canyon
- Cecret Lake Trail in Little Cottonwood Canyon
- Catherine's Pass Trail in Little Cottonwood Canyon
- Trail Skills Workshops to increase volunteer capacity
This program relies on partnerships and the involvement of the community to achieve our goals.
If you would like to get involved in this program, call (801) 733-2667 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your work day!