Trail Events Calendar
May 4 - Summer Welcome Party in Page
May 4 - Catalina State Park Anniversary Celebration
May 11 - Saguaro National Park
Saguaro National Park is one of the only National Parks in the United States that encourages mountain bikes on trails, and by volunteering a few hours of your time you will help strengthen the relationship between the Park and the MTB community. Let’s show the rest of the country that bikes belong on trails, and members of the mountain bike community are committed, active stewards of the land.
Meet at 7 am at the Camino Loma Alta Trailhead. After a safety meeting and briefing on the project we’ll hike into the work site and get dirty for a few hours. Lunch will be provided at 11 am. See you there!
Please RSVP with Matt Nelson, Executive Director of the Arizona Trail Association: .
May 18 - Arizona Trail Running & Hiking Series - Pine
JuneJune 1 - National Trails Day Work Event
Polish your trail-building skills on this multi-use connector trail to the Arizona Trail in the Flagstaff area. This annual Forest Service event will occur on the Kelly Motorized Trail which will intersect the AZ Trail on the resupply route northwest of Fisher Point. Preregistration IS NOT required. Just come! For more information: contact or . The event is co-sponsored by Coconino Trail Riders. 8 a.m. sign in at Kelly System south of Lake Mary Road near FR687. Volunteers must have: work gloves, water, boots, long pants, long-sleeve shirt, bike helmet, (appropriate weather gear).
Lunch is provided! Great time guaranteed. An interactive map of the work area can be found here.
June 8 - Mormon Lake Lodge Outdoor Festival
June 8-14 - Kaibab Plateau South
July 13-14 - Mormon Lake & Walnut Canyon
AugustAugust 3-4 - Coconino Rim
Come join Tom Coulson in trail maintenance on this section of the Arizona Trail south of Grandview Point near the Grand Canyon. This work will be trail MAINTENANCE only from Grandview Lookout Tower south in the tall pines. This area had a small fire last summer. Great views and dispersed camping in the National Forest. We’ll be reworking tread that burned and removing downed trees.
The work will be all day Saturday and Sunday (optionally) until noon. Overnight accommodations would be to camp in the National Forest (dispersed camping) or you could stay in the village of Tusayan about 16 miles west of the work site.
To get there: Go north from Williams on State Highway 64 to Tusayan (just outside the south gate of the Grand Canyon). As soon as you enter town, at the 1st "round-a-bout" take a right turn (east) on forest road 302. This road is passable for cars in good weather—it is smooth and graded. Follow FR 302 east (no turnoffs) for about 8.5 miles to a fork where it goes right on FR301 or left to stay on 302. Stay on 302 about 4 miles to the Grandview Lookout Tower. The group campsite is at the junction of 302 and 310 (the Coconino rim road) ½ mile south of the Grandview fire tower. You’ll see the campsite before you get to the junction. We’ll do the group safety talk and discuss the work plan at 7:30 or so.
Bring gloves, snacks and hats. ATA and the Forest Service will provide the tools and instructions. It will be great to see you all on this pristine section of the Arizona Trail. Great mountain biking on this section too!
If you choose to enter thru GCNP you’ll have to go thru the south gate and possibly pay an entrance fee. If you enter on FR 302 (as outlined above) you are not in the park and there is no fee.
Call Tom Coulson if you have questions at (480) 326-0459 or (928) 451-2220.
SeptemberSeptember 27-29 - ATA Rendezvous at Mormon Lake Lodge
The Arizona Trail Association will again be holding the annual rendezvous at Mormon Lake Lodge. All the details and how to register for this great event will be coming soon.
September 29 - Arizona Trail Running & Hiking Series - Mormon Lake
November 2-7 - 14th Biennial National Scenic & Historic Trails Conference
Please contact the event coordinator for more information about the work event (time & location). Locations listed above are subject to change, and exact locations may not be known at the time of the calendar printing. Multiple day projects - volunteers are welcome any day, or all days (unless backpacking/riding to the site is required).
ATA provides all tools. Please bring work gloves, water, and lunch. We recommend that you wear sturdy boots, long sleeves and pants, sunscreen, and a hat. Overnight camping is often primitive (no facilities). Please bring your own camping/backpacking equipment and food (unless otherwise noted).
Trail maintenance and construction may include any of the following: brushing (pruning vegetation), removing rock & debris, signing, building rock cairns; construction or improvement of: trail tread, erosion control structures (water bars, drainage dips), switchbacks, removing stumps/roots, etc. Difficulty of work is easy to moderate, distance to work site should also be considered. Work event coordinators will provide instruction.
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