Los Alamos County Trail Map. Courtesy/LAC
The trail system in Los Alamos County is used for a variety of purposes by people of all ages. However, factors such as weathering, fire damage, and the degradation of the trails that occurs with normal use can make them less usable for the general public, and less accessible for some users.
As a part of their Humanities Final Project Los Alamos High School students Jeremy Goette, Tristan Goodwin and Jonathan Osden are exploring ways to improve the general state of the trail system as well as make certain trails more accessible for commuters and those who want to enjoy the natural beauty of Los Alamos without having to use trails that may not be able to accommodate them.
To maintain and improve the trail system, the three want to implement a year-round trail improvement/repair program that is similar to the Youth Conservation Corps.
The paved Canyon Rim trail is a good example of how trails could be made easier to use for non-hikers. By adding pavement to trails inside of town, the students hope to make commuting across town easier.
The three students have prepared a short survey, which can be accessed at the following link.
They would appreciate your responses so that they may understand whether the community would support improving the trails or making some of them more accessible.