Building Utah's path to the greatest trails on earth

Utah Trails Forum 2021 Conference

September 22 & 24th Logan, Utah

October 29th Kanab, Utah

Utah’s first statewide gathering brings together trail planners, builders, advocates, users, as well as tourism and local government leaders who wish to advance the building and care of natural surface trails. The Utah Trails Forum’s first annual conference will offer hands-on field workshops, sessions for both professionals and novices, fantastic networking opportunities, and collaborative meetings to further knowledge of all things trails.


Utah Trails Forum Conference- September 22 & Field Workshops on September 24

Utah Trails Forum Conference- Wednesday, September 22 12:00-4:30 PM at Utah State University


WEDNESDAY: The main Trails Forum conference will offer an afternoon of inspiring and educational sessions on the campus of Utah State University. This conference presents opportunities for everyone, whether you are new to trail planning and need guidance, or have been working on trails for years and want to keep up with best practices and tips.  Participants will have plenty of time for networking while at the trail expo or in the collaborative workshop sessions. 

THURSDAY: Don’t miss the Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit on Thursday! Through programming, networking, and outdoor activities, this event focuses on how we strengthen outdoor recreation communities, the outdoor recreation economy, and improve health and quality of life for all Utahns. Can’t get enough of trails? The Summit features special sessions as part of its Trails, Towns & Tourism track!

FRIDAY: Utah State University Extension Service will host field workshops and you can receive USU Trail Master Steward program credits. The workshops will be held on location at a trail in the Logan area and participants should come dressed for the weather. Choose from one of three modules: Trail Maintenance, Trail Design and Trail Inventory. Workshops will be approximately 6 hours in length and participants will have snacks and lunch provided. This option is a separate sign-up as class size per module will be limited to 20 people or less.


Utah Trails Forum Conference Workshops on Friday, October 29 8:30 – 11:30 AM at the Kanab Center. A sack lunch will be provided and the group will head to trail locations for condensed Master Trail Stewards Field Workshops between 11:45 AM – 4:00 PM.


Mission: The Utah Trails Forum advances trail access, quality, and stewardship through collaboration, education, and technical support.

Hiking trail sign against trees in Provo Utah