The Coconino Trail Riders first started out in the early 1980’s as in informal group of riding buddies in Northern Arizona who shared a fondness for technically challenging singletrack riding. Early in 2003 when the club was formally established, it became apparent that planned changes in land-use policy by the Forest Service required a unified and organized response.
For over 10 years since, CTR has worked diligently to promote the cause of off-highway motorcycle recreation. Club members have spent countless hours working with the Forest Service and other users on trail construction and maintenance projects, grant partnering, public education, and comments to influence Proposed Actions.
When it became apparent that off-road motorized recreation would be significantly impaired by the eventual adoption of the 2011 Travel Management Rule, CTR assisted the Forest Service in designating new environmentally sensitive legal routes. The first project approved as a part of this cooperation is the Kelly Canyon Trail System. Once complete, the system will connect the old Flagstaff Airport riding area to the current Munds Park Trail system. The new system will consist of 95 miles of routes, with 52 miles designated as motorcycle only, and 43 miles designated for OHVs 62 inches or less in width. Routes will be a mixture of road-to-trail conversion, adoption of current unauthorized trail, use of existing roads, and roughly 45 miles of new construction.