The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation is excited to be hosting an event for National Trails Day on Saturday, June 5, 2021! National Trails Day is a nationwide effort sponsored by the American Hiking Society, and ABWF’s event will be a perfect fit as it will empower a new cohort of Wilderness Stewards to deliver much needed educational outreach to help alleviate visitor impacts, while also providing an opportunity for participants to get outside with ABWF staff on some of the A-B’s most scenic trails!

The event will begin Saturday morning in Roscoe, Montana, with a 2-hour Trail Ambassador training session. Later that afternoon, we will head up the road to the East Rosebud Trailhead to hike on the famous “Beaten Path” trail to Elk Lake and/or up the Froze-to-Death Plateau trail to Phantom Lake, chatting about wilderness conservation issues and successful visitor outreach techniques along the way. Please see the schedule below for locations, times, and details.

What exactly is a Trail Ambassador, you ask? Click here to learn more:

Do you qualify to be a Trail Ambassador? YES! Once you attend this or one of our other Trail Ambassador training events, you will have everything you need to know to become a successful Ambassador!

Registration is not required, but we do encourage you to let us know if you are interested: please contact ABWF Program Director Ben Daley at [email protected] for questions and to let us know if you are interested. We look forward to seeing you out on the trail during National Trails Day!

Trail Ambassador Training/RegistrationLearn about impacts of visitor use, wilderness ethics and regulations that help mitigate those impacts, and successful techniques for sharing that information with other visitors. Afterwards, we will pull out the calendar and sign up newly trained Ambassadors to volunteer at popular trails across the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness!June 5, 2021:
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Roscoe Community Center
(1991 Highway 78, Roscoe MT)
Hikes to Elk Lake and/or Phantom LakeDepending on group size and interest, ABWF’s Ben Daley and Patrick Cross will lead one or two hikes in the East Rosebud, one of the most scenic (and popular) parts of the A-B where Trail Ambassadors are needed!June 5, 2021:
12:30-4:30 p.m.
East Rosebud Trailhead