The Future of our Trails

June 23, 2020
the future of our trails

For over 20 years, Basin Recreation has provided trail experiences in the Snyderville Basin area. The District has built and/or maintains over 170 miles of trails and works with Summit County, the state of Utah, various land trusts, and other local organizations on the planning, maintenance, and management of the trail system. We feel proud to offer a collection of trails that is as varied and unique as the community we serve.

With growth and popularity comes challenges. The vast IMBA Gold-rated trail system is an outdoor recreation hot spot for both locals and visitors to explore. Basin Recreation is committed to accommodating a diverse and expanding user base. As such, it receives comments about crowded trailheads, off-leash dogs, and conflicts between different trail user groups.

The Future of our Trails forum was held virtually on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 to help establish a direction for addressing these challenges. Panelists from Summit County, Animal Control, the Sheriff’s Department, Basin Recreation, and Mountain Trails Foundation discussed these highlighted issues and more while also taking public comment on potential solutions.

Listen to the meeting HERE and to provide your input, please email Matt Wagoner, Basin Recreation Trails and Open Space Manager, at The full presentation can be found HERE.