Beautiful vistas and challenging experiences, the 12 miles of trails in Green Mountain Falls are the legacy of the late Dick Bratton.

For many years, up until perhaps the last decade, Bratton designed and led trail-building expeditions for the Catamount, Thomas, Crystal Falls, Mt. Esther, Conn, Mt. Dewey and Bratton trails.

A year before he died at the age of 83, Bratton designed the Turrell and Pittman trails which lead to the Green Mountain Falls Skyspace, designed by James Turrell, in Red Butte Recreation Area at the west end of town.

Bratton, who died in February 2021 at the age of 84, did much of his work as the founder and leader of the town’s trails committee. Two years ago, town officials folded the committee into the larger Parks, Recreation and Trails Advisory Board.

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