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Beautiful Landscapes allow for Great Trails in Kanab, UT

Beautiful Landscapes allow for Great Trails in Kanab, UT

By: TCC - Jordan and Lani
Posted: January 31, 2016

A steady buzz of excitement was in the air as a diverse group of interested volunteers funneled into the Kanab Library. Currently in their infancy stage, the mountain bike community in Kanab, UT has already made some exciting strides toward creating a scenic, well-organized trail system. With the help of IMBA Trail Solutions' Joey Klein, 17 miles of sustainable yet exciting trails have been designed just above the quaint southwestern town. This massive initial step in the planning process has helped create a significant interest from community trail users of all types.

Our visit to Kanab proved just how trails can bring communities together working toward a common goal of quality trail access. With more than 50 eager volunteers in attendance our Saturday Trailbuilding School, the day was a monumental occasion and an exciting moment for trail enthusiasts in the area. Complimented by a beautiful red rock landscape, the area is prime for amazing trails, but the topography creates some unique challenges for trailbuilders. After breaking ground on the initial piece of singletrack on the new system, the community is excited to implement consistent volunteer build days to get the project completed in the coming months.

Kanab is one of the more scenic visits we have had and the community’s enthusiasm and passion was contagious. We are excited to see this trail project create continued support for sustainable singletrack in and around Kanab and southern Utah in the future.

Thanks to Christina Hansen, Nick Smith, and Jim and Susan Johnston along with the rest of the Kanab Cycling Club, the American Conservation Experinece Crew and all the other volunteers for the solid efforts. Thanks also to Charlie from Willow Canyon Outdoors and Kelly from Kane County for supporting this monumental event. We are excited to return to the beautiful desert landscape of Kanab and enjoy a world-class trail experience.

More Photos from the weekend here.

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Hey, Lani and Jordan here! We are IMBA's 18th TCC and are excited to see some new dirt. We come from Ketchum, ID where we both spent lots of time enjoying the outdoors, skiing peaks, playing in whitewater, and of course riding bikes. Our goal is to share our passion for the outdoors and for trails with organizations all over the country. We love to travel, play outside, try new food and we love our ice cream. We are excited to ride and visit communities all over the country. Hope we get a chance to visit yours! See you on the trail!

Hey, Lani and Jordan here! We are IMBA's 18th TCC and are excited to see some new dirt. We come from Ketchum, ID where we both spent lots of time enjoying the outdoors, skiing peaks, playing in whitewater, and of course riding bikes. Our goal is to share our passion for the outdoors and for trails with organizations all over the country. We love to travel, play outside, try new food and we love our ice cream. We are excited to ride and visit communities all over the country. Hope we get a chance to visit yours! See you on the trail!

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