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2021 NRT Photo Contest Winners Announced

The results are in! Here are our picks from the 466 photos submitted for the 2021 photo contest.

by American Trails Staff

 

Since we began the NRT Photo Contest in 2003, we've seen a great variety of trails captured by photographers around the nation. We sponsor the annual Photo Contest in celebration of these great trails and to highlight the diversity of NRTs, from backcountry trails to urban greenways.

2021 is no exception. We received a record-breaking 466 new images of National Recreation Trails and the winners range from a water trail in Michigan to an accessible trail in Colorado. Winter trails are represented, as are rail-trails, backcountry hiking and equestrian trails, and well-traveled commuter trails. As always, the photos show the love we have for these NRTs and how they improve our quality of life.

View the Winning Photos

photo credit: Scott Stark
With names like Golden, Silverton, and Marble, Colorado is full of once-booming mining towns. Remnants of Leadville's rich mining history can be found throughout the 12-mile Mineral Belt Trail loop. Photo by Scott Stark.

With names like Golden, Silverton, and Marble, Colorado is full of once-booming mining towns. Remnants of Leadville's rich mining history can be found throughout the 12-mile Mineral Belt Trail loop. Photo by Scott Stark.

Published February 2022

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