The Raccoon River Valley Trail provides recreational opportunities for residents of Dallas, Guthrie and Greene Counties.

To keep the trail in good condition, the respective County Conservation Departments do what they can to keep the trail in tip top shape. Repairing bridges and their approaches, clearing debris, repaving or putting new asphalt on can get expensive over time though. One way those Conservation Departments produce funds is by issuing trail passes. Guthrie County Conservation Director Brad Halterman tells Raccoon Valley Radio about the most popular option.

“So that $10 pass is very popular, of course, and folks that live in the communities or in the counties around really take advantage of that. And for $10, that of course, the more you use it for recreation, the cheaper that recreation gets.”

Besides the $10 annual pass, there is also a $2 daily pass that people can purchase.