Trails 2000

Based in Durango, Colorado, Trails 2000 is a 501c3 organization that builds and maintains trails; educates trail users and encourages connectivity on road, path and trail.
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Durango Shares the Trails: Connecting Us through the Outdoors

May 24, 2014

Kicking off on National Trails Day: Saturday, June 7, 2014


Durango Shares the Trails. It’s just the way it is in our town. Trails 2000 plans, builds and maintains trails, encourages connectivity, and also educates trails users.

On Saturday, June 7, in conjunction with National Trails Day, Trails 2000 will launch the Durango Shares the Trails educational campaign at Horse Gulch Trailhead to celebrate this attitude of positive interaction and trail stewardship on the trail.

What is Durango Shares the Trails
Starting at Horse Gulch Trailhead on June 7, trail users will be asked to:

  • Sign a Durango Shares the Trails pledge.
  • After signing the pledge, they will receive a button (pictured above) designated with various trail-user types, including hiker, dog walker, mountain biker or equestrian rider.
  • Pass Durango Shares the Trails buttons on to family and friends, as a way to exemplify the connection to one another.

This will continue throughout the trail season, with the idea to create a connection between all community members and visitors through the outdoors and remind these users they have a lot in common with one another.

Trails 2000 will incorporate the shares the trails mantra into tool talks at trailwork to various group throughout the season, in an effort to continue their mission to educate trail users and encourage connectivity on road, path and trail. They also hope to instill an eagerness among users who meet on the trail to initiate discussions of the Durango Shares the Trails mentality.

Why Durango Shares the Trails
With over 300 miles of trails within 30 minutes of downtown, Durango is a mecca for a multitude of activity styles, skill levels, and user types. This diversity of interests helps provide tolerance on the trails for all users.

According to Mary Monroe Brown, executive director of Trails 2000, “With all the great access to trails right from town, interactions on the trail are positive. Durango knows how to share the trails, and we want to pass on this positive message and keep this great thing going.”

Monroe Brown adds, “Our program celebrates our connection and reminds people how much we appreciate their attitudes on the trail.”

Interested in helping out with Durango Shares the Trails?
Trails 2000 invites volunteers to join us on National Trails Day (June 7) to help in promoting Durango Shares the Trails at Horse Gulch Trailhead, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will help educate users, ask folks to sign the pledge and hand out buttons; no experience necessary!

If interested, please email us at by Tuesday, June 3.

Thank you for joining us to celebrate Durango Shares the Trails this trail season!

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