Natural surface trails are a popular alternative to paved trails. They provide people with the opportunity to get off a paved surface and feel the earth beneath their feet.

Alta plans and designs natural surface trails that safely accommodate hikers, equestrians, and mountain bicyclists, while simultaneously protecting and promoting appreciation for sensitive resources. Our trails meet or exceed current best practices for natural surface trails and are designed to last with minimal maintenance.

We are a member of the Professional Trailbuilders Association and collaborate with other leaders in the field to keep up to date on the newest design and construction techniques. Our approach to design of natural surface trails includes analyzing user needs, a careful assessment of the site opportunities and constraints, and a design that will work within the natural systems of the site. Our natural surface facilities are cost-effective to both build and maintain.