Have you ever thought about how that trail you love came to be? The one that beckons you to explore amazing sights, sounds, and the natural environment? Your favorite trail that withstands the test of time, weather and use that you have enjoyed and hope to enjoy now and into the future?

Mark Flint, the owner of Southwest Trail Design, based here in the Tucson area, joins the Saddlebrooke Hiking Club on Wednesday, November 15, at 4 p.m. in the HOA-1 Activity Center. His talk will pull the curtain back on the important considerations that go into designing and developing a successful trail system—one that can sustain use over time.

Mark and his colleagues were recently engaged by the Amerind Museum, to enhance their 1600-acre campus, located in the ancestral homeland of the Chiricahua Apache. The team took on the challenge to develop a functional and sustainable trail network exploring the spectacular rock formations in the Dragoon Mountains of Southeast Arizona, known as Texas Canyon.

The museum plans to open these trails to the public in October 2023 and their presence promises to enhance an exciting Amerind Museum visit. Located just off the I-10 between Benson and Wilcox, it is just short of a two hour drive from SaddleBrooke.

To learn more about the Amerind Museum, visit To learn more about Southwest Trail Solutions, visit

The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club holds programs in the HOA-1 Activity Center six times a year, on the third Wednesday of the month. These gatherings are open to the public and held in October, November, January, February, March and April.

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