Arizona State Committee on Trails: ASCOT


Seeking New Committee Members for ASCOT

Arizona State Parks and Trails Board appoints the 15 member, volunteer Arizona State Committee on Trails (ASCOT).


  • ASCOT advises the State Parks Board and staff on the planning, development, funding, maintenance, and promotion of non-motorized recreation in Arizona.
  • Advises on grants made with Federal Recreational Trails Program.
  • ASCOT created and oversees the Arizona Premier Trails System. Members work with land mangers and help select the top 100 premier trails in Arizona.
  • ASCOT members represent a variety of non-motorized recreation interests and geographical regions within Arizona. Each individual is appointed to a three-year term.
  • ASCOT members are expected to be active participants and commit time between quarterly meetings to help accomplish goals.

Arizona State Parks and Trails is looking for candidates to join the team. Contact Mickey Rogers at 602-542-6942 to discuss how you can become involved with ASCOT. We are currently accepting applications for new ASCOT members.


Application for consideration is located here.



ASCOT graphicASCOT serves in an advisory capacity to the Arizona State Parks Board. The overall mission of the State Trails Program is to promote, develop, and preserve non-motorized trail opportunities throughout the state for mountain bikers, hikers, equestrians, and water trail users. State Parks staff works with ASCOT to:

  1. advance and promote non-motorized trail use,
  2. provide technical trails assistance,
  3. promote trail management and development,
  4. provide trails-related information and educational opportunities.

Members of ASCOT have put together a list of their Top Trail Picks complete with trail information and descriptions.

Meeting Dates

ASCOT meets quarterly around the state. Public participation is encouraged at these meetings. Two meetings are held on a Friday and two meetings are held on a Saturday.

Previous Agendas & Minutes

Download statement of locations where all notices of meetings will be posted (57 KB PDF)

2018 ASCOT Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Dates Agenda


April 21, 2018 Agenda 04/21/18 and tentative schedule Draft Minutes 4/21/18
April 21, 2018 SRTAC Agenda 04/21/18 Draft Minutes 4/21/18
April 11, 2018 SEE Sub-committee Agenda 04/11/18  
April 11, 2018 AZ Premier Trails Sub-committee Agenda 04/11/18  
January 10, 2018 Agenda 01/10/18 MInutes 1/10/18

2017 ASCOT Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Dates Agenda


December 15, 2017 SEE Subcommittee Agenda 12/15/17  
December 15, 2017 Nominating Subcommittee Agenda 12/15/17  
September 15, 2017 POS Agenda 9/15/17  
July 28, 2017 ASCOT Agenda 07/28/17 Minutes 7/28/17
July 10, 2017 APT Agenda 07/10/17  
April 8, 2017 SRTAC Agenda 04/08/17 Minutes 4/8/17
April 8, 2017 ASCOT Agenda 04/08/17  Minutes 4/8/17
January 27, 2017 ASCOT Agenda 01/27/17  Minutes 1/27/17

2016 ASCOT Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Dates Agenda Minutes December 2, 2016 ASCOT Agenda 12/02/16
(139 KB PDF)
ASCOT Presentation  ASCOT Minutes 12/02/16 May 4, 2016 ASCOT Agenda 05/04/16   April 9, 2016

* ASCOT Agenda - Amended 04/06/16

ASCOT Minutes 04/09/16

April 9, 2016 †SRTAC Agenda 04/06/16  

* = Amended Agenda
† = Joint Meeting with and OHVAG. See quorum notice (244 KB PDF).

Archive of previous years' agendas and minutes 

ASCOT Members

Members of ASCOT along with Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management staff hike the Arizona Trail to the Mexico border to better understand how border and immigrant issues relate to trails.

Claire Miller (Chair), City of Phoenix
Jan Hancock, Maricopa Trail and Park Foundation
Matthew Nelson, Arizona Trail Association
Darrel Monger, Bureau of Land Management
Christine Vogt, Representative-at-Large
Julie Bradley, TRACKS
Joe Winfield, United State Forest Service
Evan Pilling, Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists
Adam Milnor, National Park Service
Bernadine McCollum, Wickenburg Conservation Foundation
Angela Villa, Representative-at-Large
Marshall Masayesva, Ancestral Lands Hopi Conservation Corps
Mary Van Rooy, Representative-at-Large
Loren Worthington, Ability 360

Advisory Committee Coordinator: Mickey Rogers (602) 542-6942

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