Arrowhead Trails History  and Organization

Arrowhead Trails Inc. was created 1994 to assist agencies, organizations, and the private sector in developing, and managing sustainable natural surface trails. We specialize in shared use trails which minimize visitor conflicts and protect the natural and cultural resources.

Our state-of-the-art machinery, enhances productivity and decreases your trail construction and maintenance costs. By providing a full spectrum of trail services from design to construction ATI eliminates the liability in hiring seasonal trail crews.

Since 1994, Arrowhead Trails has designed and constructed over 500 miles of natural surface, multiple-use trails in Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. Clients have included municipalities, counties, federal agencies, state parks, ski resorts, non-profit organizations, and private landowners.

Arrowhead Trails, Inc. provides a variety of professional services for developing and managing natural surface, multiple-use trails; for mountain bikers, hikers, equestrians, and skiers. We also construct accessible trails that meet the American with Disabilities Act Guidelines.

danna LambertDanna Lambert, President, Principal

Danna Lambert has owned and managed Arrowhead Trails, Inc. (ATI), one of Colorado's first private trail construction companies, since October of 1994. Danna received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Engineering Geology from Texas A&M University in 1985. She also completed 30 hours of graduate level coursing in Civil Engineering in 1986.

Danna has lived in the State of Colorado from 1986 to the present and has resided in the Arkansas Valley for the last 9 years. In 2001, the Arrowhead Trails, Inc.'s office moved from Nederland, Colorado to Chaffee County. Danna has great respect for the Colorado outdoors and its recreation opportunities. She has extensive trail design and construction experience based on developing sustainable trail system throughout the Rocky Mountains.

At Arrowhead Trails, Inc., Danna has been responsible for administrative duties, trail planning and general contracting Arrowhead Trails, Inc. construction projects. Her responsibilities and experience include: Business and contract administration, marketing and web development, preparing bid proposals and trails master plans, trail flagging, layout and design, GPS data collection, fieldwork, GIS, trail map production, and all phases of trail construction.

Danna draws her construction experience from actively participating on trail construction projects. She has been responsible for estimating construction costs and timelines, developing engineered stake logs, bridge construction, estimating materials and quality control for the construction of ADA crusher fines trails, operating equipment, and getting dirty with hand tools.

She has written numerous trails master plans and implemented trail construction projects for clients that include: the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado State Parks, the United States Forest Service (USFS), The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), municipalities, home owner's associations, ski areas, and private land owners.

Danna is a supporter of several professional trail organizations including: American Trails, Bicycle Colorado, Bikes Belong, International Mountain Bicyclers Association (IMBA), Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO), Professional Trail Builders Association (PTBA), Salida Mountain Trails (SMT), and the Creede OHV Group.

Danna Lambert resume.

lee lambertLee Lambert, Maintenance Supervisor/Carpentry/Crew

Lee, now 44, grew up skiing, hiking and exploring the White Mts. of NH. After moving to Colorado in 1988, his exploration of life in the mountains continues to evolve. Lee's varied and cumulative work/recreation experience combine to give him a solid and unique foundation of both soft and hard skills applicable in a wide array of situations.

Lee's carpentry, tile, and stone laying skills increases Arrowhead Trails, Inc. ability to construct special trail features such as bridges, stone steps and walls, and various designed obstacles utilized in the construction of bicycle pump tracks and skill areas. Lee has designed numerous trails for ATI and has a lot of experience in route finding with his extensive background in rock climbing and ski mountaineering.

taylor booneTaylor Boone, Equipment Operator/Trail Consultant

Taylor has supported Arrowhead Trails, Inc. since the age of six. The corporation was formed in 1994 and Taylor grew up living and breathing the trail construction lifestyle. From an early age Taylor began operating machinery and traveling with his parents to help with planning and trail layout, design, and consulting. Summertime employment meant building trails, riding bikes, and motorcycles, and digging in the dirt.

Taylor graduated from Fort Lewis College in 2010 with a degree in Sustainable Agriculture and continues to work for ATI while he establishes two of his own businesses, DirtDoc and Nlghtnmnt, a gardening and hydroponic services based sustainable agriculture business and a modern graphic art business based in Denver, Colorado. In winter, Taylor loves to hit the parks and trees on his various snowboards. He won 3rd place with his snowboard graphics in the 5th annual Design the Modern Board competition   March 31 at the Design Within Reach Denver Studio,,

Steve McClungSteve McClung, Equipment Operator

Steve first learned about trails from Holstein cows on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Steve promptly moved to Colorado when he turned nineteen, and he has been a mountain biker and skier ever since. Steve has been operating heavy equipment since 1991- including snowcats, D-9 bulldozers, and excavators. He also enjoys operating a shovel, pick, or mcleod.

Whether Steve is building snow roads to backcountry skiing with a snowcat or operating a SWECO to build an awesome trail, he loves that he can ride it first!


troye booneTroye Boone, Office and Trail Design Assistant

Troye was two years old when Arrowhead Trails, Inc. was incorporated. Many trips into the woods included collecting flagging, we called them "clues" to draw her interest, from trail flag alignments that had been constructed. Troye grew up with shovels, mcleods, and SWECO talk, and she has an inherent understanding of what it takes to build trails. She completed an Outward Bound course in Oregon the summer of 2009.

Troye has spent countless hours designing trail and has skills with accounting and book keeping in our business office. She is currently enrolled in Environmental Sciences at Fort Lewis College in Durango. She loves, to hike, mountain bike, climb, snowboard, and passes the time by creating her wearable art and clothing.