Coconino County News Release

Volunteer for National Trails Day, Leave a Legacy of the Loop Trail



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As the nation celebrates National Trails Day on June 6th, Coconino County Parks & Recreation in cooperation with Flagstaff Biking Organization, US Forest Service, Friends of Coconino County Parks, Coconino Rural Environment Corps, American Conservation Experience, Coconino Trail Riders, Arizona Trail Association, City of Flagstaff, and Coconino Horsemen’s Alliance will build a segment of the Loop Trail on Observatory Mesa to Cheshire, segment 55.

Volunteers will meet on Saturday, June 6th at 8:30am on FS 515. Follow Thorpe Rd to Kinlani Dr, right on Curling Smoke Dr, right on Hogan Dr, right on Westridge; follow signs to parking and the event staging area.

“Trail building is fun, you meet great folks who share your love of Flagstaff Trails, and you become part of the legacy of the Loop Trail in this great town.”-- Flagstaff Biking Organization

Please come with sturdy boots, long pants, water, sunscreen, a hard hat or bike helmet, and gloves if you have them. Please dress in layers and be sure to include rain gear – weather can be unpredictable. Tools, equipment, guidance and training will be provided as well as hard hats for those who don’t have a bike helmet, skateboarding helmet, climbing helmet, etc. Kids under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Lunch and prizes to all volunteers will also be available.

The 42-mile Loop Trail will circumnavigate Flagstaff, providing access from all areas of the city. The concept is that of an outer wheel surrounding Flagstaff, with the spokes being trails within the City (the Flagstaff Urban Trail System). The wheel will link to communities outside the city limits and to Forest Service trails. The Loop will utilize a variety of Forest Service system trails, abandoned roads, the Flagstaff Urban Trail System, the Arizona Trail, and county trails.

For more information on this trail day event, contact: looptrail@flagstaffbiking.org Geoffrey Gross at 928-679-8023 ggross@coconino.az.gov

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