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Gallatin Valley Land Trust and Others Look to Expand Trails West of Bozeman

Gallatin Valley Land Trust is working with several planning and civic entities to plan and possibly create an expansive trails system in a triangular area described as the west side of Bozeman, starting at 19th Street and moving west to Belgrade, including the Four Corners area. A Bozeman Daily Chronicle Nov. 21 article details the concept behind the overall planning proposal, and the specific trails component, which would be modeled after GVLT’s successful Main Street to the Mountains trails system.

     “We’ve seen some great success in other parts of the valley that when there’s a plan in place and some general guidelines about how to connect trails, this can happen,” said EJ Porth, a GVLT spokesperson. “Bozeman is the obvious example with Main Street to the Mountains. … It happened piece by piece, bit by bit, and now 30 years later, we have this great system.”