Tusayan Community Trails Master Plan
- Biological, archaeological, wildlife and viewshed surveys in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
- Signage 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
Phase 2 Stakeholders Meeting on December 4th, 2018
Public comment on the plan was open from March 21st until May 7th, 2018. Click the following link to view the Master Plan document. The full list of public comments can be found in Exhibit IV of the Master Plan on Page 26 or by clicking here.
The official comment period has closed, but additional comments can be submitted via email to email@example.com, or by mail to Town of Tusayan – PO Box 709 Tusayan, Arizona, 86023.
A public meeting on the Master Plan took place on Wednesday, March 28th at Tusayan Town Hall. The meeting consisted of a short presentation about the project and an open-house style showing of maps and descriptions of the new trail segments. Visit http://bit.ly/TusayanTrailsPublicComment to view the presentation.
The Master Plan consists of approximately 11.5 miles of new non-motorized, multi-use trails for visitors and residents alike. Of these, 8.8 miles will be natural surface singletrack, 1.8 miles will be four-foot wide, crushed gravel path and 0.8 miles will be ADA accessible. The Master Plan document details the individual trail segments.
The Master Plan objectives were arrived at through a combination of the town’s objectives from the 2024 plan and stakeholder and public feedback during the scoping process.
The Tusayan Community Trails Master Plan objectives are as follows:
- Develop a non-motorized multi-use trail system providing safe and sustainable recreational trail routes for visitors and residents
- Identify commuter trail routes for residents
- Highlight the natural beauty of the Tusayan area
- Include opportunities for signage interpreting the natural features of the area
- Provide connectivity with existing trails
- Develop the Grand Canyon History Trail – an interpretive trail telling the story of the human history of the Grand Canyon area.
- Provide the Town of Tusayan, Kaibab National Forest and landowners with a detailed summary of potential trail alignments and construction notes as well as preliminary cost estimates for construction and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.