About the Trails Connect Campaign

About the Trails Connect Campaign

Trails Connect is a collaborative campaign supported by the San Luis Valley Conservation & Communication Initiative and is being coordinated by SLVGO, Mick Daniel, Executive Director with the support of a group of Valley non-profit organizations and government entities.

For donors, many of the projects have naming and recognition opportunities and we welcome a discussion about honoring an individual, foundation, or company.

The campaign welcomes multi-year pledges but given the timeline for construction on most of the trail projects, a three-year window for pledges has been established.

SVLGO, the fiscal sponsor for the campaign, is a 501c3 non-profit organization registered in Colorado. Donations to the campaign are tax-deductible.

Building Capacity

The Trails Connect campaign includes funding for a mini-excavator and other equipment and supplies to allow SLVGO to be more efficient and cost effective in trail building. SLVGO already has other trail construction and maintenance tools and a mini-excavator will increase the number of projects it can complete in what is always a relatively short trail building season in the San Luis Valley. This equipment, combined with the SLVGO “GOATS” (Great Outdoors Action Teams) can make quick work of many trail projects. This also provides a funding stream for SLVGO to allow it to take on even more outdoor recreation projects in the Valley.

Total Need: $87,500

Purchase of a mini-excavator


Hand and power tools


Trail builder supplies


On-Going Stewardship

Once trails are constructed, annual maintenance is often required. Good construction techniques can minimize this maintenance but unusually heavy rains, fallen trees, and human impact require that trails be monitored and maintained. To manage this for the trails in this campaign, a 10% reserve of construction costs will be set aside for on-going trail maintenance. It is estimated that this reserve will provide 5 to 10 years of maintenance for most of these trails.

A broad partnership of Valley organizations

For more information, please contact:

Mick Daniel, SLVGO

719-589-6099  /  mickdaniel@slvgo.com
Located in the Alamosa Visitors Center
610 State St.
Alamosa, CO 81101