Backcountry Trail Etiquette

Be a team player. With more and more people traveling the backcountry, trails are getting crowded. Whether on bike, foot, or in your vehicle, be aware of your environment and give other trail users the space they need-especially the horse riders. They need extra room because the animals can be unpredictable and easy to spook. If you're on foot and see horse riders approaching, move off the trail and talk quietly. If riding a bike, slow down and get off the trail completely-it's much less painful to hit the brakes than a horse.