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The Trails We Love – Arrowhead

First and foremost, join us in saying thanks to Arrowhead residents, their HOA, and even more specifically their trails/hiking committee who have been instrumental in the trail improvements on Arrowhead over the past 4 years.  We are fortunate that Arrowhead residents value their trail system and continue to pay for and maintain the trail improvements

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Thank You to Our Trails Community!

Wow, what a season and what an awesome turnout at our end of year thank you party this past Friday!  Thank you volunteers, members, donors, and supporters for another incredible trail season. Over 150 of you showed up, enjoyed delicious tacos from Rocky Mountain Taco’s, Vail Brewing Co beverages, and celebrated our trails season with

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The Trails We Love – Mill Creek

Mill Creek, North Trail Connector and Vail Uphill Trail – One Win and Two Setbacks In 2022, the VVMTA proposed a single-track trail connection from the Town of Vail to the North Trail. As part of this trail proposal, we had an opportunity to support Vail Resorts and our partners on the Mill Creek and

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E-bikes: What trails can I ride one on?

It can be quite difficult to understand what the guidelines are for e-bike use on non-motorized trails in Eagle County.  Definitions of e-bikes: Class 1: An electric bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling, and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20

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Juan Carlos: Discovering Trails to Health and Happiness

Read the full story on the Vail Health Foundations website here. The Spirit of Soul Dirt When asked how he feels about mountain biking, local teen Juan Carlos says, “I like it, I love it, it’s my passion.” This love story began in 2021 when he was introduced to the trails as part of a Vail

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We Are Hiring!

We are currently hiring for a Full-Time Year Round: Stewardship & Volunteer Manager SUMMARY: The Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance (VVMTA) is excited to offer a full-time Stewardship & Volunteer Manager position.  The SVM will focus on managing all of VVMTA’s trail stewardship and volunteer programming and projects.  Typical work week includes meeting with the

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Eagle Trail Projects – Phase 1

Since the Town of Eagle Open Space & Trails Master Plan was approved in July 2022, we have been working with the Hardscrabble Trails Coalition (HTC) on some proposed trail improvement projects.  The HTC has hosted multiple meetings to garner feedback and we’ve shared these plans through multiple outlets since November last year.  Now the

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What is a Sustainable Trail?

Read the full article in the Vail Daily here The word “sustainable” has become quite popular. In the trail management, maintenance, planning and building world, it has a true, real application and definition. What is a sustainable trail? Truly it’s hard to answer that question in one sentence because it contains many aspects. However, in our minds,

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Illegal Trail “Oso” To Be Closed

Read the White River National Forest, Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District’s press release on their website. VVMTA’S STATEMENT & BELIEFS The unsanctioned trail called Oso was first decommissioned by the Forest Service in 2019 and is being closed again. The trail was established in the past without approval from the managing land agency (USFS), did not

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