Arizona State Committee on Trails: ASCOT


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)

2017 ASCOT Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Dates Agenda Minutes
January 27, 2017 ASCOT Agenda 01/27/17 (594 KB PDF)  

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.

ASCOT membersNick Lund, TRACKS-Pinetop/Lakeside
Richard Kesselman, Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona
Doug Von Gausig, Representative-at-Large
Claire Miller, City of Phoenix
Patrick Kell, International Mountain Biking Association
Craig Alden Stevens, Back Country Horseman of Central Arizona
Bill Gibson, Bureau of Land Management
Bernadine McCollum, Wickenburg Conservation Foundation
Linda Slay, Arizona Horse Council
Angela Villa, Representative-at-Large
Lisa Gerdl, Representative-at-Large
Jan Hancock, Maricopa Trails and Parks Foundation
Matthew Nelson, Arizona Trail Association
Michael Harris, Representative-at-Large

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

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