Park City is undeniably an attractive spot on our planet and a place where you can definitely feel like you are in touch with nature when you follow one of the many mountain trails.
The Mountain Trails Foundation are dedicated to maintaining and protecting these trails so that you can enjoy some non-motorized recreation in Park City and simply enjoy the view, which is why you could call them Utah’s Peak caretakers.
Spirit of cooperation
Many visitors to the area like to stay for at least a few days so that they can explore the many trails available and resources like Park City lodging are popular when searching for accommodation.
The fact that there are 350 miles of trails at your disposal is down not just to the dedication of the Mountain Trails Foundation, but also to a spirit of cooperation and working closely with like-minded and equally-committed organizations like Park City Municipal, Synderville Basin Special Recreation District and also Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort.
As you can see, there a lot of people committed to providing and maintaining one of the most expansive continuous trails to be found in the country.
The importance of trail advocacy
The importance of trail advocacy should never be underestimated, as it is fundamental to the continued protection of the trails.
The Mountain Trail Foundation aims to help keep all trail users fully aware of the part that they need to play in keeping the area as natural and accessible as possible, which they do through regular on-trail signage and via social media and other channels of communication.
Maintaining a dialogue and keeping users in the know about any developments and issues will help mitigate any potential conflict between different user groups and significantly contribute to making the trails safer and continually pleasant to use for everyone.
It is amazing to think that the Mountain Trails Foundation was only established in 1992, when you look at the trails that are now available.
Back then, there were just a few hand-cut trails and all of these were on private land at that time. Fast-forward to the present and visitors can now enjoy over 400 continuous miles of trails in Park City.
This progress has been achieved through membership fees and donations as well as regular fundraising events such as the Park City Half Marathon and the Jupiter Peak Steeplechase.
The Mountain Trails Foundation is always looking ahead and planning for the future, so there are always a number of exciting projects in progress.
The city is currently working on a number of different walkability initiatives and projects including the widening of the City Park and Poison Creek Pathway and the Trailside Bike Park is being expanded to provide a brand new advanced flow line and an all-mountain loop.
These are exciting times for Utah’s Peak caretakers, the Mountain Trail Foundation, so why not visit their headquarters in the historic Miners Hospital on Main Street, to find out more, when you are next in Park City.
Sarah Kessler has spent a good part of her working life in the travel industry. She always appreciates the chance to share her insights with an online audience. You can find various posts written by Sarah on a number of websites.