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Happy Trails – New Vision for MT Bikers, Hikers and Horse Riders

September 27, 2007

Butte, MT - Montana backpackers, mountain bikers and equestrians have teamed up to create a plan that would link foothill trails near Butte and Helena to hundreds of miles of rugged, narrow paths along the "backbone of the Rockies." Mike Borduin, with the Highlands Cycling Club, explains that the goal of the "Montana High Divide Trails" proposal is to diversify the conduit system along the Continental Divide.

Borduin explains that the plan, which has been in the works for over a year, addresses what he believes is a growing demand for serene mountain trails available to a wide spectrum of users.

"Cyclists enjoy Montana's narrow hiking trails and really value the quiet back country experience."

Dennis Milburn with Last Chance Back Country Horsemen worries peaceful wilderness trails are disappearing in the Montana mountains. But he's optimistic this plan will create additional public pathways for individuals looking for a more tranquil experience.

"It appears that the increasingly heavy use of four-wheelers and ATV's, along with the proliferation of new road systems, is impacting the use of public lands."

Read the full proposal online, at

Deborah Smith/John Robinson, Public News Service - MT