Cool Hats to Support National Scenic Trails

Crown Trails Headwear

Our public lands are under threat. Right now, Trump is on his way to Salt Lake City to announce his plans to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. While it may seem like a small step, Crown Trails Headwear plans to help in the protection and promotion of the natural wonders all across the US through a series of hats that celebrate these wild spaces.

Crown Trails Headwear is an extension of Top of the World Headwear, a collegiate hat company. According to company president, Bob Wilson, “Crown Trails Headwear is a get up, stand up, take a hike initiative.” A longtime sales exec at Top of the World Headwear, Wilson came up with the idea while volunteering with a community effort which designated Silver City as the first gateway community along the Continental Divide Trail.

The new headwear brand is all about promoting trails, outdoor education, recreation and well being, as well as a Leave No Trace land ethic. Crown Trails Headwear makes a full line of hats, including everything from ball caps, sun hats, visors, and winter beanies that showcase a variety of our country’s national scenic trails. The current trails include the Appalachian Trial, Ice Age Trail, North Country Trail, Arizona Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Pacific Northwest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, John Muir Trail, and the Florida Trail.

A portion of all sales goes back to the non-profit partners that the company works with to help manage and protect the resource, as well as the multitude of communities that interface with these trails.

Last week in Colorado, I wore the Pacific Crest Trail Fluffy Monster winter hat — it’s super warm and it looks cool. These hats are a great way for you to show your support for your favorite trails and outdoor spaces — they would also make great gifts for any public lands lover on your list.

The Crown Trails Headwear hats range in price from $20 to $28 and are available now from the company website.

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