Soul Dirt – Trails to a Healthy Community

Launched in 2022 in partnership with Vail Health’s Eagle Valley Behavioral Health, Soul Dirt is the VVMTA’s new program to encourage sustainable recreation for a healthy community. Through trail based experiences, we provide an opportunity for our community to connect, volunteer, and strengthen its stewardship of our trails and public lands.

With the power to improve our mental and physical health, trails are more important than ever. They connect us to the land and to each other.  Trails give us space to move, have fun and challenge ourselves – all while providing an opportunity to volunteer and deepen our stewardship of our public lands. Trails are a valuable resource everyone deserves access to – Soul Dirt was created to address just that.

 

What We Do

Soul Dirt provides free VVMTA Ambassador-led group hikes and mountain bike rides for people of all ages and abilities on soft surface trails across Eagle County. We hope to create more access to safe outdoor spaces in our community so that everyone can experience the transformative power of the mountains in our backyard.

Need a bike? Anyone participating in a Soul Dirt ride can borrow one from our fleet of mountain bikes for use during the program – free of charge.

Who We Serve

Soul Dirt is a collaborative partner program working with community organizations in the Vail Valley. Designed to uniquely engage each community our partners serve, hikes and bike rides are facilitated for members of our partners’ networks.  We strive to support our partners achieve their missions by providing free access to the trails and their benefits. Click the logos to the right to learn more about the programs we support.

"It was so awesome to be in an outdoor environment surrounded by people that accept us without having to ask for that acceptance. It's rare especially in small communities to be in spaces were I know I will be accepted and I don't even have to 'come out.'"

Chantal, Soul Dirt Participant

"Yo sufro en ocasiones ansiedad y depresión y estos programas an cambiado mi vida y me mojoran mucho mi estado de ánimo."

Ana, Participante de Soul Dirt

"I felt empowered to be biking with other women, very encouraging environment."

Anne, Soul Dirt Participant

"Me siento muy feliz y saludable"

Andrea, Participante de Soul Dirt

How to Get Involved

If you are part of an organization enriching our community, please email shawna@vvmta.org to schedule a Soul Dirt event.

Check back spring 2023 for upcoming Soul Dirt events and volunteer opportunities.

See you on the trails!

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