Arizona Trail Association Marks 50th Anniversary of National Trail System Act

KNAU (September 7, 2018) by Aaron Granillo

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the National Trail System Act. The legislation cleared the way for a series of national trails, aimed at preserving “the open-air, outdoor areas and historic resources of the nation.” The Arizona Trail is part of that system. It stretches more than 800 miles from the US-Mexico Border to Utah, and includes Buffalo Park in Flagstaff. That’s where the Arizona Trail Association will celebrate tomorrow with a day of special events. KNAU’s Aaron Granillo met Matt Nelson, executive director of the association, on the trail to talk about its history.

To listen to the radio interview, click here.