Welcome to Trails Inspire!
Sirena Rana 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.
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Best 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 be released in Fall 2020 and has 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 and email email@example.com to get on the mailing list for the latest on publication dates, book tour and events!
Due to COVID-19, in-person presentations have been suspended, however we are offering our full list of subjects online as virtual presentations. We are open to collaboration on custom presentations to fit your needs.
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.
The project is currently in Phase 2. Environmental studies, an interpretation and signage plan and tribal consultations are several of the objectives, click here to read the details.
The project was on hold for most of 2019, due to the loss of Home Rule and override elections. The Town of Tusayan voted unanimously on April 8th, 2020 to use capital funds to restart Phase 2 of the project. On July 22nd, the Council ruled that the project be put on hold for one year due to reduced town revenues from COVID-19.
A public meeting, stakeholders meeting and community input survey have been completed and public comment on the plan was open from March 21st until May 7th, 2018.
The Master Plan was unanimously 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.