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Shop Local with VVMTA Business Members

From bikes, to skiing, to a home remodel, health services, banking, beer, and food our business members offer just about everything you need in our valley. We are fortunate to have over 30 local businesses and organizations that support us and our trails.  As you head out to shop, whether it be for the upcoming

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Camp Hale National Monument – Our View

Camp Hale Photo: Chris Dillmann/Vail Daily Dear Representative Neguse, Senator Bennet, Senator Hickenlooper, and Governor Polis, Congratulations and thank you for all of your efforts and hard work to encourage President Biden to designate Camp Hale as a National Monument.  We have been a vocal and active supporter of the CORE Act since its inception

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Thank You Volunteers, Members, and Supporters!

Wow, what a turnout!  Thank you volunteers, members, supporters, and partners for an incredible 2022 trail season! We had over 200 people come to the Singletree Community Center on Friday, 10/7 to celebrate our trail season.  The room was filled with incredible folks from our community who truly care for our trails and public lands. 

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Oktoberfest raises $45,000 for Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance

https://www.vaildaily.com/news/oktoberfest-raises-45000-for-vail-valley-mountain-trails-alliance/ Vail’s Oktoberfest celebrations this fall were a standout success, drawing twice as many visitors as the 2021 events. Thanks to a partnership with event company Team Player Productions Inc., which took over the event for the first time this year, that success has led to an influx of funding for local nonprofit Vail Valley

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New singletrack being built near Chair 10 at Vail seeks to maintain hiking, biking access to Benchmark Peak

https://www.vaildaily.com/news/new-singletrack-being-built-near-chair-10-at-vail-seeks-to-maintain-hiking-biking-access-to-benchmark-peak/ Trail building work is underway on the Mill Creek reroute, a singletrack alternative to the once-popular Mill Creek Road on Vail Mountain. Mill Creek Road used to be open to anyone who wanted to take a four-wheel drive vehicle through the area east of Vail Mountain known as Mushroom Bowl. But the road was closed

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It’s National Forest Week – Let’s Celebrate our Forest!

In the Eagle River Valley many of us celebrate our National Forest on a daily or weekly basis.  Whether you are outside skiing, hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, hunting, or simply enjoying nature, there is a very good chance you are doing it in our National Forest. This week, July 11th-17th, is National Forest Week.  The

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Speak Up for Open Space & Trails in Eagle

Now is the time for you to voice your support for the Town of Eagle Open Space & Trails Master Plan. Background: For almost a year, the Town of Eagle has been developing an Open Space & Trails Master Plan (OST Plan).  Eagle has not updated an Open Lands Conservation Plan since 1997 and a

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VVMTA Brand Refresh

We have been working on a brand refresh for almost a year now.  Our partner, supporter, and friend at Kind Design knocked it out of the park for us!  It was time we looked at our current VVMTA logo and other program logos including Adopt A Trail and Wildlife Trail Ambassadors and bring them together

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Find Your Form Podcast: Trail Advocacy in Eagle County

Our Executive Director, Ernest Saeger, sat down with Jake Wells on his Find Your Form Podcast. In the episode, they chat about the intricacies of trail advocacy in Eagle County including VVMTA’s view on trail maintenance, new trail opportunities, and how we are constantly navigating the waters of sustainably managing and growing trails for our community.

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Time to Brush Up on Trail Etiquette

Trail season is upon us and many of us are ready to enjoy the trails we are fortunate to have in the Eagle River Valley. On the trail, we may encounter a number of different user groups including mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners, equestrians and motorized vehicles. Even though we may use different methods of

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Schedule Your Colorado Gives Day Donation Now

Colorado Gives Day is the biggest fundraising event of the year for the VVMTA.  Support our trails and community now.