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Oct 22, 2020

Make it Count: Collecting and Applying Trail Count Data

Learn from industry experts, advocates, and practitioners about how to collect and apply trail count data, and how to leverage that data in order to achieve meaningful, tangible changes in your community.


Sep 10, 2020

Effective Wayfinding Signage: Trail System Planning, Design, and Implementation

Hear from three different organizations how to prepare effective, user-friendly, and time-dynamic wayfinding signage guidelines.


published Sep 2001

Technical Aspects of Asphalt Trail Design

A Guideline for the Design and Construction of Asphalt Pavements for Colorado Trails and Path


Feb 18, 2021

Collective Impact and Sustainable Trails

Learn how the White Mountain Trail Collective is implementing the Collective Impact Model to add capacity to its partners and change the way they do trail work in the White Mountain National Forest.


published Sep 2020

12 Resources for Building Trail Stewards

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Use this library of resources, articles, and trainings to create an army of effective trail stewards.


published Aug 2019

6 Solutions for Managing Multi-Use Trails and Conflict

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Let’s face it. Motorized, equestrian, biking, and hiking users do not always get along. When conflicts inevitably arise, what do we do, and how can we avoid it in the first place?


published Nov 2019

Safe Encounters with Horses on Shared-Use Trails

by Dianne Martin

American Trails contributor Dianne Martin shares some tips on how to safely share trails with horses.


published Jul 2020

More Than a Pet Peeve - Dogs Off Leash

by Lora Goerlich with Equestrian Trails and Facilities Consultant LLC

Contributing author and equine trail expert Lora Goerlich shares her thoughts on why leash laws need to be taken seriously.


Nov 5, 2020

Technology in Trail Building and Planning: Drones and LiDAR

The use of emerging and evolving technologies such as drones, photogrammetry, RTK GPS, 3D modeling, and LiDAR technology to inventory and analyze existing trail conditions.


Jun 10, 2021

Understanding the National Recreation Trails (NRT) Program

Learn about the benefits to designating your trail(s) as an NRT, the history of the National Recreation Trails (NRT) program, the process for trails to become NRTs, the role of NRT Ambassadors, and more.


published Mar 2009

Braille trail building and renovation

by American Trails Staff

Braille trails and sensory gardens offer sustainable and accessible ways to safely experience the outdoors and provide opportunities to interact with nature.


Mar 24, 2022

Recreation Impact Monitoring System (RIMS) Mobile Application

The Colorado Mountain Club’s Recreation Impact Monitoring System (RIMS) mobile app will allow trail users, volunteers, and staff to gather data on trails, signage, camping, visitor use, and more.