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1 Black Canyon Trail October 2007

2 Evolution of the Trail 1919: The Department of the Interior designated the route as the Black Canyon Stock Driveway 1969: Designated as the Black Canyon Trails Area for recreational use 1987: The trail corridor was formally dedicated as the Black Canyon Trail, a non-motorized trail

3 Early Construction Most of the trail shared historic mining and ranching roads From the 1960’s through the 1980’s a few miles of non-motorized single track trail were constructed By 1994 most of the existing trail had been identified by signs, although much of the trail was, and still is, on double-track

4 Birth of a Partnership BLM hired IMBA as trail consultants in 2003 to help design and mark the trail and to help recruit and train volunteers Trail building training was offered to volunteers in March 2004 at Ben Avery shooting range north of Phoenix Remaining volunteers continued meeting and discussed forming an organization

5 The Result Design by Jean Anderson

6 Black Canyon Trail Coalition bctaz.com All volunteer organization that includes equestrians, mountain bikers, hikers and motorized trail users Incorporated as a non-profit corporation in December 2005 Awarded the 2006 “Take Pride in America” award for a non-profit organization presented by the Department of the Interior

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8 Black Canyon Trail Coalition bctaz.com Short article in the March, 2007 edition of the National Geographic Explorer magazine Night photo of the trail was published in Bike magazine in August, 2007 Article published in Sweat Magazine in October, 2007

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12 Construction Progress Little Pan Loop was completed in spring, 2006 (5 mile loop) Cheap Shot segment was completed in spring, 2007 (3 miles) Horseshoe Bend segment completed in spring, 2007 (1.5 miles) Skyline segment will be completed in Nov, 2007 (3 miles)

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16 Construction Progress 4.5 miles of new single track trail in Maricopa County – 21 miles total 10 miles of new single track trail in Yavapai County –The remaining 32 miles in Yavapai County is double track and older single track

17 Volunteer Hours 2004: 250 hrs ($3,500) 2005: hrs ($6,545) 2006: 1015 hrs ($14,210) 2007: hrs ($19,747)

18 Future Construction Begin work on northern section in fall 2007 Southern section: –Realign first mile along Deadman Wash –Add two loops near Doe Springs –Connect with Maricopa County Trail System

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21 Upcoming Dates 2007 Trail Workdays –Oct 6 & 20 –Nov 3 & 17 –Dec 1 & 15 Golden Pulaski Ceremony –Jan 12, 2008

22 Use, Respect and Enjoy The Black Canyon Trail Bctaz.com


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