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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Happy Trails Festival is September 16

July 19, 2017

Happy Trails Festival to celebrate happy town and trails on September 16

Trails 2000 is pleased to host the second annual Happy Trails Festival on Saturday, September 16, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Buckley Park to celebrate a happy community full of happy trails. Special thanks to title sponsors, Zia Taqueria and Ska Brewing, and presenting sponsors, Mercy Regional Medical Center and Fort Lewis College, the fun-packed day features a line up of live music, a beer garden with local brews, a variety of food and kid friendly activities for the whole family. New this year, Todd’s Durango Dirt Fondo mountain bike ride will take place in conjunction with the festival, featuring 15 and 50 mile loops that begin and end at Buckley Park; proceeds from the ride benefit Trails 2000, and registration is now open. Other outdoor activities include a Durango Double training run that will also depart from Buckley Park, led by Durango Running Club and Durango Running Company.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online! Kids 16 and under are free.

Coined after a favorite tagline—Happy Trails!—of local nonprofit organization Trails 2000, the fall festival is a benefit for the group itself, which dedicates their mission to the planning, building, and maintaining of Durango’s trail network; educating trail users; and encouraging connectivity on road, path and trail. Durango boasts over 300 miles of trails within 30 minutes of downtown, making it a state and national trail destination for all user groups—whether hiker, biker, dog walker, trail runner, equestrian rider and more.

Trails 2000 also invites community organizations and nonprofits to participate by setting up a free informational booth at the Happy Trails Festival. If interested, organizations should email us.

A partnership worth celebrating

Building great trails requires a great community, and great partnerships between land agencies, community organizations, and the public are imperative. This connection resonates in Durango and entices celebrating the legacy of so many individuals and entities that have helped make the Durango brand one worth preserving.

Since 1989, Trails 2000’s key trail partners include the City of Durango, La Plata County, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Forest Service, and private landowners. Trails 2000 relies on it cadre of volunteers to help build and maintain trails in and around Durango. Each year, Trails 2000 volunteers contribute over 4,000 hours of trailwork—totaling more than 165 days.

©2017 Trails 2000 • PO Box 3868 • Durango, CO 81301 • 970-259-4682

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