Discover diverse trail experiences For ALL ages, abilities, and modes.
At Timberline TrailCraft we are committed to creating trail experiences that elevate the holistic well-being of individuals, communities, and Mother Earth. This promise to our planet, our clients, and ourselves inspires us to be imaginative, resourceful, collaborative, and smart in approach. It is for this reason that we design and build diverse trails that appeal to all ages and abilities of user, while ensuring we are environmentally responsible stewards of the land.
From behemoth challenges like the Manitou Incline to the simplicity of a thoughtfully designed single-track trail, we are confident that your end user, be they an Olympic athlete, an avid mountain biker, or a small child with a thirst for adventure, will have their eyes opened anew to the beauty of the outdoors.
A Peace on dirt Cooperative
Timberline TrailCraft was born of a powerful partnership between Tony Boone (trailcrafting since 1987) and Timberline Landscaping (since 1982). Our “peace on dirt cooperative” is pumped to offer the experience and versatility needed to undertake any kind or complexity of trail building challenge. Our rich experience has been a journey united by quality, expertise, and a passion for bettering our industries and planet via education.
Our story is only a tiny portion of Mother Earth’s vast history, but we aim to ensure that our work leaves her better by our presence. For us, “Diggin’ in the dirt sure feels good” and our hope is that each trail user leaves saying, “time in nature sure feels good”.
“I have always been connected to Mother Earth on a really deep level, not just physically but spiritually, and I know this is my purpose in life. To quote my mentor, Jim Angel, ‘People don’t need trails – the land does.’” Tony Boone
“I’ve spent much of my life promoting the many benefits of “coming alive outside” via creation of landscapes that create a personal oasis. From the first time I met Tony in 1987, his passion for crafting sustainable trails became a shared purpose.” Tim Emick
Favorite Trail: The Manitou Incline
Ideal Mode of Trail Enjoyment: Horseback
Hobbies: Horseback riding, hunting, and spending time with my family and grandchildren.
Tim started Timberline Landscaping in 1982 with the goal of “Creating a little bit of Heaven” for each client. He holds numerous certifications including: Landscape Industry Certifications in Hardscape and Softscape Installation, Irrigation, Ornamental and Turf Maintenance, is a Certified Snow Professional, and a Landscape Industry Certified Manager.
Chief Executive Officer
Favorite Trail: Seven Bridges
Ideal Mode of Trail Enjoyment: Hiking
Hobbies: Golfing with friends and family as well as cheering on my kids in whatever sport they are playing.
Judd has been with Timberline since 1992. Mr. Bryarly has served as President of the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado and is Landscape Industry Certified in Installation and a Certified Landscape Professional through PLANET. 30 Hour OSHA Certified.
Business Development Specialist
Favorite Trail: Tom Blake Trail in Snowmass, CO. Constructed in 1997 and has remained one of our most popular trails.
Ideal Mode of Trail Enjoyment: I like hiking and biking. If I had a horse, I would like that too! I consider myself a true multi-user.
Hobbies: Digging in the dirt, hiking, biking, and sharing his passion for protecting Mother Earth.
Since 1986, Tony Boone has played an integral role in the creation of diverse trail experiences for all ages, abilities, and modes of trail enjoyment. This passion has led him to trail construction and master planning around the world, all in pursuit of caring for his number one client, Mother Earth.
In his 30 plus years in the industry, Tony has started four successful trail design and construction companies. He has been an active member of the Professional Trail Builders Association (PTBA) since 1995, currently serving as a PTBA Executive Board Member and Co-Chair of the Education Committee for PTBA, where he is leading the effort to developing a trails-based curriculum with Trinidad State Junior College in Southern Colorado. Level I Courses will start in the Fall of 2020, with plans to offer an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science: Trail Construction & Management in the near future.
His diverse teams have developed 45 trail/park master plans, including over 325 trail construction projects totaling 635+ miles (1,022 kilometers) of shared-use and purpose-built trail systems for mountain bicyclists and other trail users of all ages and abilities. He has trained 3,000+ students world-wide on sustainable trail design, construction and maintenance including 15 U.S. states and 9 countries. Tony’s experience includes professional trail contracting for his private trail companies, a natural resource specialist with governmental agencies, and a trail specialist for non-profit organizations.
Tony has been a relentless pioneer in the evolution and art of creating sustainable, machine built trails for mountain bikers, hikers, runners and equestrians since the early 1990’s. He is a PTBA Certified Trail Dozer Operator and Instructor and skilled on the utilization of trail specific technology like the trail dozers, mini excavators, loaders, and tracked carriers.
Timberline TrailCraft is proudly founded upon Tony’s expertise and key ideal of balancing nature and human nature.
Chief Financial Officer
Favorite Trail: The Santa Fe Trail through Northern Colorado Springs and Riva Ridge ski trail in Vail.
Ideal Mode of Trail Enjoyment: Hiking, skiing, and via mountain bike.
Hobbies: Family, skiing, fitness, mountain time.
Joining the company in 2017, Craig brings over 25 years of construction and real estate development experience to the position of Chief Financial Officer for the Timberline ONE companies. Craig holds an active Colorado CPA certificate, an MBA and Master of Real Estate Development (MRED). He is responsible for the overall financial operations of the company including financial and job reporting, cash flow management and forecasting, risk management and Information Technology among other duties.
Craig and his wife, Ann, have two children and when not working enjoys Colorado’s snow skiing, mountain biking and physical fitness activities.
Chief of Strategy
Favorite Trail: Section 16 in Black Forest and 7 Bridges
Ideal Mode of Trail Enjoyment: Hiking
Hobbies: Yoga, reading, cooking, hiking, and spending time with my husband and daughter.
Stephanie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University in 2007 with a B.F.A in Photography and is Certified in Inbound Marketing. She began her career at Timberline Landscaping in 2013 and has since transformed the brand image and content strategy. Stephanie now helps us keep a focus on strategic planning and execution for all of the Timberline ONE companies.
Favorite Trail: Frontenac Trail
Ideal Mode of Trail Enjoyment: Horseback or Dirt Bike
Hobbies: Horseback riding, dirt bike riding, snowboarding, jet skiing, live music, and ANYTHING that gets him outdoors.
Colton has been on team Timberline since birth. He is Owner Tim Emick’s son. At age 4 he began helping on Timberline Landscaping’s annual flower crew and continued through high school. He put to use many years of ranch experience as foreman of the Native Mow crew from 2008-2012. Since 2012 Colton has worked on each and every Timberline trail project, including the massive Manitou Incline renovation. He is a seasoned mini excavator operator, certified skid loader operator, and recently completed an internship with Tony Boone Trails and courses through the Professional Trail Builders Association.
Favorite Trail: My favorite trail is the Colorado trail. I have backpacked segments of this trail and one day I look to through hike the entire trail. In Colorado Springs my favorite trail is the section 16 loop (even though it is closed)
Ideal Mode of Trail Enjoyment: I love to Mountain bike and hike with my dog but my favorite enjoyment on a trail is backpacking into a remote lake and fly fishing with my dog and Fiancée.
Hobbies: Mountain biking, skateboarding. Cooking is one of my favorite things to do. I like anything mechanical, building pcs, working on cars working on my house. I love the outdoors more than anything, camping, backpacking, fishing, hunting. Spending time with my fiancée and friends means the world to me.
Elias was born in Colorado Springs and grew up all over Colorado. He has over 8 years experience in outdoor recreation, spending one year with Colorado Springs TOPS, and 6-7 years with Singletrack Trails. With a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Geography and Environmental Studies from UCCS, Elias loves building all aspects of trails giving both the client and community a great product and experience. Being able to develop a great relationship with clients, coworkers and trail users is what makes him happy doing this job. He particularly enjoys teaching the ins and outs of natural science on the trail and all of the technical skills (how to run machinery, manage people, chainsaw skills, rock work etc).
These are some of the notable projects and trails he has worked on:
Fishers Peak State Park, Trinidad
Staunton State Park, Pine
Black Mountain (Ski runs, Mountain bike trails, Cat Track construction, forest mitigation), Evergreen
Colorado Mountain College Trails, Glenwood Springs
Lori Cohen 5k Trail UCCS, Colorado Springs
Lake Moraine Trail (Missing Link) Pikes Peak
Oxbow Nature Park, Loveland
Sandstone Ranch Open Space, Larkspur Co
Maintenance, (all open spaces) Dawson Butte, Columbine, Glendale (Dog Park and Trails), Greenland, Hidden Mesa, Lincoln Mountain, Spruce Mountain
Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Colorado Springs, CO:
Mesa Trail, Greenlee Trail, Lions Trail, Round Up Trail, Red Rock Rim Trail, Red Rock Canyon Overlook Trail, Ridgeline Trail, Intemann Trail
North Cheyenne Canon/ Stratton Open Space, Colorado Springs, CO:
Chamberlain Trail, Upper Columbine Trail, Ridge Trail, Upper Meadows
Ken Caryl Ranch, Littleton, CO:
Maintenance, Dawson Trail, Cougar Trail