TrailArts assists the public and private sectors with planning, construction, and management of shared-use trails that maximize user satisfaction while minimizing impacts to the surrounding environment.
Our intuitive understanding of natural resource, land use, and recreation management is based on extensive experience in the field and more than two decades of recreation advocacy, trail consulting and trail construction.
We specialize in providing innovative and cost-effective solutions for the development and management of shared-use recreational trails while working in any variety of urban, suburban, rural and back-country setting.
Our unique ability to balance the preservation of our natural resources with the demand to provide accommodating and sustainable facilities for ever-increasing numbers of and types of trail users is reflected in every service we provide.
Blending the artistry of nature with the sciences of resource management, our no-nonsense approach to trail planning and construction provides our clients the most state of the art trail development services, and the highest quality and most sustainable natural-surface trail systems available.
We began this trail odyssey in the early 1990's on the front range of Colorado in the shadows of Pikes Peak. During trail rides and runs throughout the region we started doing rudimentary trail repairs with flat stones and split branches. The primitive tools morphed into carrying foldable tools in daypacks, shovels strapped to the mountain bike, and finally a small bicycle trailer with a compact and effective arsenal of tools. That's where it began…
Over the next decade we logged over 10,000 volunteer hours working in the Colorado Springs and Pike National Forest area honing our skills and passion for trail work. Along the way I had the pleasure to work with a number of great volunteer organizations; such as The Friends of Cheyenne Canon , the International Mountain Bicycling Association and it's member clubs, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, the Rocky Mountain Trials Association, the Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Association, and the Colorado Mountain Trails Association, all of whom collectively contributed to my understanding of trail dynamics from a variety of perspectives. Read More......