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published Dec 1, 2014
National Park Service
The core components of this foundation document include a brief description of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the nature and purposes of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, significance statements, fundamental resources and values, and interpretive themes.
These components are core because they typically do not change over time. Core components are expected to be used in future planning and management efforts.
published Jul 1, 1977
U.S. Department of the Interior
This study has been prepared and trail recommendations made to meet the requirements of Public Law 90-543. The 1969 El Camino Real Feasibility Study concluded that sufficient documentation of historic, scenic, natural, and cultural significance did exist to warrant further study. This study will present recommendations based on an evaluation of the field study findings.
posted Apr 27, 2020
Explores sustainable trail design considerations. Topics include safety and risk management, sustainability, control points, user experience, slopes, water control, environmental impact, basic surveying techniques, trail types, and trail standards and guidelines. Instructor Tony Boone.
Covers sustainable trail planning considerations, including route planning, types of trails, an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and map reading, mathematical calculations, accessibility requirements, and signage. The course also explores trail building opportunities and design constraints, and environmental impact considerations. Instructor: Tony Boone
published Nov 19, 2019
The Continental Divide Trail Coalition surveyed 200 small business owners along the CDT and found that 86% say trails are vital to the economy of their communities.
published Oct 24, 2019
A variety of steel-frame commercial bridges along typical multiple-use trails.
published Aug 19, 2019
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
Particularly in the aftermath of disaster, volunteers are vital to the success of keeping public lands, parks, and trails open and well-maintained for generations to come.
posted Jul 16, 2019
The largest global B2B trade events serving the outdoor industry.
The Public Lands Alliance Convention and Trade Show brings together nonprofits, land management agencies and companies to learn, network and engage on public lands issues to further protect resources and improve the visitor experience.
published Jan 1, 2016
During the 2014–2015 season, motorized recreational enthusiasts spent an estimated $1.6 billion while taking trips using motorized vehicles for recreational purposes. More than 92 percent of these expenditures occurred during the summer recreational season. In addition to spending money on trips, households that participate in motorized recreation also spend money on maintenance, repairs, accessories, vehicle storage, and miscellaneous items associated with their vehicles. Motorized recreational enthusiasts spent more than an estimated $724 million annually on various items to support and enhance their experiences in Colorado, including $163 million in new vehicle purchases. In total, motorized recreational enthusiasts were responsible for $2.3 billion in direct expenditures related to motorized recreation in Colorado during the 2014–2015 season.
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Intersection sign directs users to continuation of the Cherry Creek Trail in Denver, Colorado
Sign on Highline Canal directs users along street to nearby Cherry Creek Trail in Denver, Colorado
Arrow directs trail users to main bikeway; other route leads to parking lot at the Aurora Reservoir in Aurora, Colorado
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