About Us

Volunteers promoting Utah County trails since 2018

The Utah Valley Trails Alliance (UVTA) is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that brings together citizens who are passionate about outdoor recreation with land owners and government land managers, with the goal of expanding and improving the trail network of Utah County in a way that is legal, environmentally responsible, economically sustainable, and inclusive. We help communities of hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers, trail runners, and motorized riders cooperate to build and improve trails "the right way." UVTA carries out this mission a variety of activities, including volunteer trail work, planning and design, and public education and outreach.

UVTA was created in September 2018 as an advisory committee to the Mountainland Association of Governments (MAG) to develop a trails plan for the Timpanogos State Wildlife Management Area above Orem. Since the spring of 2020, we have been an independent organization, but we still have strong relationships with MAG and municipal, state, and federal agencies as we plan, build, and maintain trails.

UVTA Bylaws

2022 Officers

  • Chair - Brandon Plewe, hiker, Spanish Fork
  • Secretary - Greg Witt, hiker, Woodland Hills
  • Treasurer, Education & Outreach director - Patti Beardsley, hiker and trail runner, Orem
  • Communications director - Daniel Jensen, hiker and trail runner, Provo
  • Fundraising director - Adam Clark, mountain biker, Eagle Mountain
  • Planning director - David Beardsley, hiker and trail runner, Orem
  • Design and construction director - Dustin Martinez, hiker and mountain biker, Orem
  • Timp Foothills director - Varden Hadfield, mountain biker, Orem
  • Equestrian liaison - Jeff Nichols, equestrian, Backcountry Horsemen of Utah