Have you had your weekly dose of panoramic mountain views? If so, tip your hat to Don Roberts Jr., Tom Belus, Jane Clark, and Dixie See for making Soldier Ridge Trail – and those unobstructed views – possible.

It is private land, after all, yet thanks to these folks’ generosity and a belief in community-centered conservation, over 900 of your friends, neighbors, and houseguests benefited from being able to use this trail over the summer – experiencing solitude just minutes from downtown. Soldier Ridge Trail has been an asset to the community for the past six years.

What’s more, the trail is maintained by Sheridan Community Land Trust volunteers who love it the most. Thanks to their hard work, the trail is now complete with a boardwalk across the drainage (to keep shoes dry and protect the habitat), bike rollover gates, and a bench at mile four to soak up the views.

And, yes, we mow it…with the help of many of you. Our trail volunteers are often avid hikers or bikers who help us carry out a bucket or two of gravel to lay down on a muddy day. Other times, they are the eyes, ears, and friendly faces who frequent the trail.

If you’d like to play a part in caring for this special community resource, give us a call or email us at
trails@yvo.7d4.myftpupload.com. Thanks, and happy trails!