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Welcome to Headwaters Trails Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the scenic Grand County trails in Colorado. Our mission is to build, maintain, and promote a network of trails that are accessible to all, while minimizing our impact on the environment.

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Mid-Season Snow Totals Soar Past Average

January 24, 2023
"Steamboat Resort has reported that their seasonal snowfall total has jumped to 263 inches as of January 22, soaring past the seasonal total for all of last winter." -Tamera Twitty (OutThere Colorado)
Winter is approaching the midway point and so far it has been a banner year. The active pattern started in mid-December and it just seems to continue snowing. To date, Winter Park has recorded almost 200 inches of snowfall on […]

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Megafires and Their Effect on Thru-Hiking

November 17, 2022
"As the fires worsen, we have to wonder the unthinkable: Thru-hiking in the western US might not be viable in the long term. " -Maggie Slepian (Backpacker Magazine)
Thru-hiking has become increasingly popular in the United States and across the world in recent years. These long-distance treks typically take months to complete and the weather and conditions window has always been fairly restricted by snow and shortened summer […]

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Trail Filter Features - What Are They and What is the Purpose?

April 13, 2022
“A trail filter, sometimes referred to as a gateway or qualifier, is a high-skill-level, low-consequence obstacle that demonstrates the difficulty of the upcoming trail or trail feature.” -Matt Miller (Singletracks)
Who here has heard of filter features on trails? Better yet, who knows what they are? Trail Filter Features are a relatively new concept in the world of trail building and despite looking dangerous they are put in place to […]

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