ContourLogic specializes in planning and designing smart natural-surface trail systems. We also team with a network of technicians to help integrate GIS, bridge engineering, public process, landscape architecture, environmental design or bike parks into your project as needed.

ContourLogic’s managing consultant, Scott Gordon, has trail experience spanning 20 years during which he has designed dozens of successful new trails, reroutes and retrofits. He sees trails as both a recreational amenity and a tool to manage visitors and protect cultural and natural resources.

Not only a student of trail literature, Scott also contributes to the body of trail building techniques. He is fluent in current trail practices including those covered in USFS publications and standards, and IMBA’s book Trail Solutions.

Scott completed a five-year tenure with International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), by contributing to the development of model trail systems and gateway trail opportunities across the country.

Near home, Scott has aided in the design of nearly every new natural-surface, multi-use trail built during the last decade in Boulder County.

Credentials + Contributions

  • Member Professional Trail Builders Association
  • Guest Lecturer at University of Colorado, Boulder: Open Space Management Course
  • Trails Curriculum Committee for Outdoor Stewardship Institute (OSI)
  • Contributing Author to IMBA’s Managing Mountain Biking
  • Presenter at 2008 American Trails Symposium
  • Presenter at 2006 + 2008 IMBA Summits
  • Presenter at 2013 Colorado Bicycle Summit
  • Trainer of 1000+ trail staff and volunteers


  • Trail Inventory + Assessment
  • Maintenance Prescription
  • Trail System Planning
  • Corridor + Alignment Design
  • Training for Trail Staff and Volunteers
  • Construction Oversight + Leadership