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Tusayan Community Trails Plan - Phase 2

September 21, 2018

 Friends, Stakeholders and Visitors,

Thank you for your interest and participation in the Tusayan Community Trails Plan! Trails Inspire recently signed the Phase 2 contract with Town of Tusayan. Here are the details of this phase of the project:

Phase 2 includes the following:  

  • Biological, archaeological, wildlife and viewshed surveys in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
  • Reroutes as necessary based on survey results
  • Committee of representatives from the Kaibab National Forest, National Park Service, Tribal representatives and the landowners of Tusayan will provide guidelines on interpretation of the Grand Canyon History Trail. 
  • Tribal Consult via the Kaibab National Forest Liaison
  • Signage plan for the trails system
  • Trail construction and development agreements between Town of Tusayan, Kaibab National Forest and private landowners.
  • Trail maintenance agreement between Town of Tusayan, Kaibab National Forest and private landowners.
  • Phase 3 construction and signage cost estimates

If you are interested in more information on being a part of the Grand Canyon History Trail interpretive signage committee, please respond to this email.

The timeline for Phase 2 completion is approximately one year and dependent on the Kaibab National Forest schedule. For the biological survey, there are plants that only grow in July and August and the survey will be done at that time. Updates on Phase 2 will be posted as objectives are reached.

The Tusayan Trails Master Plan and updates on the project can be found here: http://tusayan-az.gov/trail-info.

Please contact the Project Director with any questions or concerns at sirena@trailsinspire.com.


Sirena Rana Dufault

Project Director

Tusayan Trails