Trails Inspire

Connecting Trails and Communities

Connecting Trails and Communities

Trails Inspire

Welcome to Trails Inspire!

Sirena Dufault and Trails Inspire, LLC provide consulting services dedicated to championing the outdoors as a place of personal health, economic development and tourism through public speaking, trail design, freelance writing and photography. Trails Inspire is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion for outdoor spaces.

For more information please explore the website pages or contact sirena@trailsinspire.com.

Current Projects:

Day Hikes on the Arizona National Scenic Trail

Trails Inspire founder Sirena Dufault is currently researching and writing a book for Wilderness Press about the best day hikes along the 800-mile Arizona National Scenic Trail from Mexico to Utah. The book will have interpretive information about the archaeology, history, geology, views, plants and animals you’ll see along the way. Each of the hikes is connected to one of the Gateway Communities along the trail for post-hike eats and things to do. Check the @TrailsInspire Instagram for updates from the trail!

Tusayan Community Trails Master Plan – Trails Inspire is contracted with the Town of Tusayan, Arizona to develop a community trails system. Tusayan is the gateway community to Grand Canyon National Park and the Arizona National Scenic Trail. A public meeting, stakeholders meeting and community input survey have been completed and the Community Trails Master Plan got a unanimous yes vote from Tusayan Town Council. Public comment on the plan was open from March 21st until May 7th, 2018.

The Master Plan was approved by Town Council in June 2018 and can be viewed at http://tusayan-az.gov/trail-info/

A public meeting on the Master Plan took place on Wednesday, March 28th at Tusayan Town Hall, 845 Mustang Drive. The meeting consisted of a short presentation about the project and an open-house style showing of maps and descriptions of the new trail segments. Visit http://bit.ly/TusayanTrailsPublicComment to view the presentation.

The Grand Canyon News did a story on the public meeting click here to read more.

Florida Trail Towns Program

Trails Inspire is working with the Florida Trail Association and the State of Florida’s Office of Greenways and Trails to develop a strategy for Trail Town outreach and development.

Upcoming Presentations

Thursday, July 19th, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Arizona Governor’s Conference on Tourism – Panelist

Put Tourists on Your Trail: How to Develop Outdoor Adventure Concepts That Appeal to Niche Visitors

Are you getting your share of Arizona’s 42 million annual visitors? For communities looking to develop outdoor tourism products, this session will discuss concepts, steps for success and pitfalls to avoid. Hear from tourism professionals who have successfully developed and implemented outdoor-adventure concepts that drive tourism in their regions.