Ogden Trails Network Committee

The Ogden Trails Network (OTN) Committee was first established by Resolution as the East Bench Trails Committee in 1991, and became an official City Committee as the Ogden Trails Network Committee in 1993. It was established as a result of requests for homes which could block access to the existing trail system. 

The Committee consists of up to 14 members.   They advise the Mayor and City Council in matters pertaining to the planning and development of the trails system within the City.

The current members include:

  • Shad Burnham, Chair
  • Sunny Hayes, Vice-Chair
  • Aric Manning
  • Ben Chournos
  • David Owen
  • Erica Lyon
  • Jerome Berg
  • Kevin Brown
  • Perry Huffaker
  • Ron Thornburg
  • Ross Patterson
  • Sara Yearsley
  • Zachary Maughan

Committee Responsibilities

To maintain non-motorized trails either in or connecting to Ogden City, specifically trails along the East Bench, Ogden and Weber Rivers and other connective trails to these systems,

  • To develop public information about the trails. 
  • To work with property owners to develop an appropriate means to maintain trail access, 
  • To apply for grants, encouraging State and Federal support for the non-motorized trails and river parkway programs.
  • Manage the Adopt a Trail Program.


The Trails Committee has fundraising events throughout the year, with the sale of hats, T-shirts, beanies, hoodies and other items as well as their annual "Shin-Dig" fundraiser in May of each year. They have also received many private donations including the annual Subaru "Share the Love" event in December.  This money is used to purchase signage, to upgrade and maintain the trails, as well as to sponsor free community events which showcase our beautiful trails.  One of their recent fundraising was the publication of the "Secrets of the Ogden Trails" book.  The book features little known stories about places along the trails that connect us to prehistoric Indians as well as more recent Mormon pioneers. It includes "Pathfinder Profiles" of residents who worked tirelessly to construct and improve the trail system. It includes a foreword by Dr. Mikel Vause and an afterword by Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell.

National Trails Day

The OTN Committee networks with the United States Forest Service (USFS) and Weber Pathways to host the annual National Trails Day celebration which is held the first Saturday in June. 
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