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Photo & Map Tour: Our 2022 Community Trails Impact

VVMTA Community Trails Impact A photo and map tour of the impact the VVMTA had on our community’s trails in 2022 Wow, what an amazing and fun year for our community’s trails! None of our trail successes would  be possible without you; our volunteers, donors, partners and supporters. You make our trails great and our

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Soul Dirt 2022 – Trails to a Healthy Community

It was a year of exciting growth at the VVMTA!  2022 brought more staff, different trail projects and our new outdoor recreation program, Soul Dirt. Created in partnership with Vail Health’s Eagle Valley Behavioral Health, Soul Dirt provides opportunities for sustainable recreation, social connection and environmental stewardship on the trails.  For over ten years, the VVMTA

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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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Thank You! To The 1,100+ Adopt A Trail Volunteers

2022 Adopt A Trail Awards Most Trail Work Days: Eagle County Dept. of Human Services (Adams Way & 3 Sisters) Rock Work Team of the Year:  Walking Mountains  (Buck Creek) Most Volunteer Hours:  Vail Club 50 (Stage Gulch) Most Number of Volunteers:  QuietKat  (Elk Drop) Trail Project of the Year:  Elevated Dental (Martin Creek)  Best

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Trail Conservation Crew – 2022 Season Recap

Wow, what a season that was! First off, our crew would like to thank all of our supporters and volunteers for your ongoing efforts and support, all of what we accomplished this season wouldn’t be possible without you. Secondly, an enormous thanks to our unwaveringly awesome trail crew. This year’s crew was absolutely rock solid,

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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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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.