Monday, May 13, 2013

National Trails Day 2013

In 1987 President Ronald Reagan authorized the President's Commission on Americans Outdoors. The final report recommended that all Americans be able to go out their front doors, and within fifteen minutes, be on trails that wind through their cities or towns and bring them back without retracing steps. The recommendation, dubbed Trails for All Americans, became the impetus behind several public and private parties joining the American Hiking Society in launching the first National Trails Day in 1993.

In less than three weeks, on June 1st, the American Hiking Society will celebrate its 21th National Trails Day. More than 2000 events across the nation will take place, including trail maintenance, hiking, paddling, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, running, trail celebrations and many other trail related events.

Below are a few events in Colorado that might be of interest to hikers:

* Trail maintenance, followed by lunch and a raffle, in the Boulder Ranger District of the Roosevelt NF

* Rockwork in Eldorado Canyon State Park

* Work on the Frisco Peninsula in Summit County

* Trail Maintenance with the Larimer County Horseman's Association

For a full list of events in your area, please click here.


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