Utah Trails Forum 2023

May 10-11, 2023 @ Snow College in Richfield

Connect. Build. Learn. Protect.

 We invite you to join us on May 10th and 11th for the 3rd annual Utah Trails Forum conference in the heart of Utah’s Trail Country at Snow College in Richfield. This two-day conference provides unique opportunities to connect all who care about trails: advocates, volunteers, land managers, industry professionals, users, and community leaders. We’ll come together to bring big ideas for trails, solve issues that can complicate trail projects, and learn and share with engaging workshops and sessions. Take a look at the snapshot of our agenda and educational sessions and workshops!

Wednesday, May 10th

Breakfast and Registration 7:30-8:30 AM

Welcome and introduction to the Utah Trails Forum 8:45-9:00 AM

Keynote speaker: Morgan Sjogren 9:00-9:30 AM

Get to know Richfield – Showcase the trails/city/county 9:30-10:00 AM

Trail Roundup 10:00-11:00

Keynote speaker: Tasha Tinagero 11:00-11:30 AM

Workshop Instructions/Lunch 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Field Workshops 12:00-5:00 PM


The Pahvant Trail System – The Good, the Bad, and the Awesome!

OHV Trail System

NICA: Building a Course or a Community?

Universal Trail Design and Access: How to stop building “The Adaptive Trail”

Cultural Site Stewardship


Evening Social Event 5:00 PM

Thursday, May 11th

Welcome session with breakfast 8:30-9:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions 9:00-10:15 AM


Moab Trail Ambassador Program: On-Trail Education for Moab Trail Users

Career Pathways in Trail Building

Complicated Trail Builds & Maintenance in Remote Wilderness Locations

If You Build It…

Easing the Permitting Pain

Tri-Canyons Master Plan

Trail Access, Management and Wilderness – The Story of the BSTAA

AllTrails Public Lands Data Program

Building Trails, Building Trail Culture

Trails and Conservation

The Paiute Trail Success Story

Creating, Promoting, Managing and Maintaining Trails

Networking break/transition to lunch 11:45-12:00 PM

Lunch 12:00-1:00 PM

Rapid Fire Session 1:00-2:30 PM

Wrap Up and Dismiss + Raffle 2:30-3:30 PM

Sponsorship Inquiries

For sponsorships, contact Sarah Kyle
sarah@powerhouse.events | 626.660.6320

Hotels & Event Lodging

For lodging, there is a discounted rate when you stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Richfield 

To book a room call 435-896-8552 and tell them you’re with the Utah Trails Forum

Address: 20 W 1400 N, Richfield, UT 84701


2023 Speakers


MORGAN SJOGREN is an author, explorer, and defender of wild places. Her writing focuses on human-powered adventure, public lands, conservation, history, travel, and food. Sjogren devotes much of her time to advocate, educate, and inspire others to help protect endangered landscapes and the environment. She is the author of The Best Bears Ears National Monument Hikes, Outlandish, and The Best Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Hikes. A lifelong runner, Sjogren once raced competitively on the track and trails but now prefers very long walks in the desert or sprinting across slickrock without a watch. A nomad by nature, Sjogren lives on the Colorado Plateau and feels most at home in the wild.


Elizabeth Nagengast-Stevens

Elizabeth Nagengast-Stevens

Curator of Collections, PI Archaeologist Fremont Indian State Park & Museum

Liz has been at Fremont as the curator and archaeologist for almost two years now.  She hails originally from Montana, but has traveled all over the world for her Doctorate studies in biological anthropology and bioarchaeology.  Already during her short tenure with State Parks, she has become a Board Member for the Utah Museums Association, completed several archaeological surveys across the state, and is part of the Cultural Preservation Team for the Utah Division of Arts and Museums.  Her passion for history, Native American culture, and Southwest Archaeology has greatly contributed to Utah State Parks. When she is not at Fremont wearing one of her many hats, you can find her out hiking in Clear Creek Canyon where she resides on a ranch with plenty of donkeys and chickens to keep her occupied.

2023 Utah Trails Forum Sponsors

Ian Wright

Ian Wright

Utah Cultural Site Stewardship Coordinator

Ian Wright is the Utah Cultural Site Stewardship Coordinator for the State Historic Preservation Office. He is from Salt Lake City where he lives with his family, large dog named Buffalo and DNR-adopted desert tortoise. Ian has a background in Archaeology, community based education programming and holds a master’s degree in Cultural Heritage Management from Johns Hopkins University. In his free time he can often be found working in his woodshop.