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Next Event – Saturday March 11th, 2023 | MINT WASH #345
All Partner Work Day
Join us at Granite Basin Lake parking lot at 8AM until noon to clean up 0.7 miles of Trail #345. We are doing our part to get Granite Basin in sustainable shape for all users to enjoy. We need 40 pairs of boots on the ground. Please join us. You can RSVP for the event by contact us YTA Trailwork.
Join us at Granite Basin Lake parking lot at 8AM until noon to clean up 0.7 miles of Trail #345. We are doing our part to get Granite Basin in sustainable shape for all users to enjoy. We need 40 pairs of boots on the ground. Please join us.
You can RSVP for the event by contact us YTA Trailwork.
Yavapai Trails Association Awarded Funding by the Arizona Community Foundation AZ – 2022
Yavapai Trails Association (YTA) has been awarded funding to complete a project that will utilize private donations, Back Country Horseman of Central Arizona (BCHCAZ) partnership funding, volunteer resources, and Forest Service Great American Outdoors Act funding. The $15,000 grant award will be utilized to fund a critical backlog of maintenance on the Almosta Trail System in the Prescott National Forest. The total restoration project budget is valued at over $50,000 worth of trail improvements. The Almosta Trail System is a network of over 30 miles of multi-purpose trails in the Williamson Valley area that is a popular trail system especially with the equestrian community. This beautifully rugged trail system is receiving increased usage by all user groups. Bids will be taken for a major portion of the brush removal, opening of blind corners, and improving the drainage. In addition, signage will be added within the system, and a trail counter system installed. The Over the Hill Gang volunteer trail maintenance crew, and four volunteer workdays with YTA, and BCHCAZ members will work on the remainder of the designated trails. Restoration work on the Almosta Trails will commence early fall of 2022. YTA is pleased to once again partner with the Prescott National Forest, and BCHCAZ to assist in obtaining and maintaining sustainable trails in Yavapai County. We also greatly appreciate the donors who have (and will) generously back this project. A million thanks to all the volunteers who so willingly put in so many hours of service. We are grateful as are the thousands of trail users.
Creating Trails & Safe Outdoor Spaces
As an organization we are concerned not only with building and maintaining sustainable trails, we are partners in creating safe outdoor spaces for our citizens and visitors to enjoy. As the municipalities grow, so does the traffic on our trail systems. YTA has a goal of increasing community awareness of trail etiquette, trail safety, user education, and continuing our practice of maintaining our trails at a sustainable standard.
As a very small entity with limited resources (but hard working volunteers) we need financial help in reaching these goals. So much of what needs to be done, requires marketing, publicity, and publications.
Our goal is to turn every dollar you donate into more funds by researching and writing grants for projects to continue the endless work to maintain and improve our trail systems.
For example, in 2018, we received a grant for $12,824 for connectivity improvements to the Peavine Trail from Prescott to Chino Valley and $6,000 to provide a kiosk in the Dexter Neighborhood Community Garden.
Proud Founders of
Prescott Circle Trail
The Prescott Circle Trail is a network of our best non-motorized trails that combine to make a 54 mile loop around Prescott. The PCT is jointly managed by the City of Prescott (25 miles) and Prescott National Forest (29 miles). The trail comes as close as three miles to downtown Prescott and is easily accessible with 15 trailheads along its length. A lap of the PCT has about 6000 feet of elevation gain and can be enjoyed as an adventurous one or two day trip or a multi-day trip over a period of days, weeks or months. Three of Prescott’s four seasons – spring, summer, and fall – offer superb conditions on the PCT.