Arizona To Host National Trails Symposium In April 2013

Do you ever wonder who are the people that promote, plan and build the vast trail systems and greenways in cities and rural areas that make communities more desirable because of those amenities?

Arizona will be hosting hundreds of America's trails leaders during the National Tails Symposium scheduled for April 14 to 17, 2013, at the Yavapai Nation's Radisson Fort McDowell in Fountain Hills.

"We're thrilled to be able to announce this great venue for our 2013 conference," said Pam Gluck, executive director of American Trails. "The Arizona State Trails System has more than 5,000 miles of mapped and well-used trails that are hiked by thousands of people each year. This urban-interface Sonoran Desert area near Fountain Hills will provide these leaders the opportunity to learn about backcountry, rural and urban trails and how these trails fit into our new lifestyles of keeping healthy and fit."

Arizona attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world who come to experience canyoneering, paddling, trail motorcycling, snowmobiling, off-highway exploring, mountain biking, hiking, horse-back riding, or any of the competitive versions of these sports that need paved, rough, and well-managed trails.

The Arizona Trails Symposium team has pledged to provide our trails professionals with the most exclusive trails experiences the state has to offer, and we think their concepts for our 21st Symposium are magnificent and will draw planners from around the world. Have you hiked one of Arizona's Nationally-designated or State-designated trails in these systems? We challenge you to hike 100 miles in Arizona in 2013!

The 2013 National Trails Symposium will be hosted by; Arizona State Parks, Fountain Hills & Fort McDowell Convention Bureaus, Central Arizona Project, Scottsdale Convention and Visitor's Bureau and Mesa Convention & Visitor's Bureau as well as many local supporting businesses.

Join the National Trails Symposium 2013 Arizona "Team" by becoming a volunteer, sponsor, or exhibitor and plan to spend at least a week in Arizona exploring and learning at the largest event in the nation for public, private, and volunteer trails planners. For more information contact or call 530-547-2060. www.AmericanTrails.org/2013 or Tweet/Facebook American_Trails.