To create and maintain sustainable non-motorized, multi-use trail systems in and connecting Delta County that
Who We Are
Delta County Nonmotorized Trails (DCNTrails) began as an idea when a small group of individuals got together in December of 2017 and started brainstorming about how to solve a problem. The discussion revolved around trying to figure out why they felt they had to travel to surrounding counties to find quality trails to better enjoy their favorite outdoor sports. All agreed that Delta County has beautiful resources as well as existing assets designated for public use, yet, the current trail system needs improvements as well as better awareness to encourage more use and experience in a safe and positive manner.
Following that initial meeting, the group began to reach out to local landowners, municipalities, trail planning commissions, and other stakeholders to try to determine why a quality trail system didn’t exist in Delta County. The simplest answers to this question included that Delta County did not have a formal non- profit entity to help plan, build, and sustain trail systems as well as the fact that it takes money and without a non-profit entity to support trail systems, it had proved difficult to earn outside funds.
With answers and a vision, DCNT was born. When more than 100 people packed the first public meeting held by DCNT it was clear that the community was interested in opportunities to improve outdoor recreation in Delta County. While still in the early stages as an organization it is the intent of DCNT to support and create a trail system that creates opportunities for youth development in non-motorized sports, inspires community participation in developing and using the trail system and encourages nonresidents to view the trail system and its events as a destination. As a non-profit organization, DCNT has worked to develop a strategic quality planning system through collaboration with the community to cover a multitude of non- motorized activities. It is the goal of the group to create a trail system that supports and inspires an active community while creating more opportunities to enjoy and grow in the outdoors in Delta County.