Partnerships blaze creation of CAP Trail in Pima County

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Person Walking Dog on CAP Trail

More stretches of the CAP Trail alongside the 336-mile Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal are being groomed and prepped for prime recreational adventures.

One of the newest additions to the CAP Trail was recently constructed by Pima County and provides access from Tangerine Rd. in Marana, north to the Pinal County line.

The 8-mile trail segment is just one of the developed portions of the entire CAP Trail. The CAP Trail is for multiple non-motorized recreational uses (walking, jogging, equestrian, and cycling) and developed trail can found within Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties.

Read a CAP Trail post from the Pima County website.

Partnerships with municipal, county, and tribal agencies are vital to the achieving the goal of getting the CAP Trail constructed.

There are more than 30 organizations that have been, or will be involved in, getting the entire trail constructed with each organization sponsoring a portion of the trail that runs through their jurisdiction. One of CAP’s main roles is to facilitate recreation agreements between the Bureau of Reclamation and each organization. A recreation agreement is significant to establishing each organization’s roles and responsibilities related to the construction and maintenance of the trail. This collaborative effort will ultimately provide a long-distance trail opportunity that will link many communities along the CAP canal.