Explore Ouray County!
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The Ouray Trail Group is a non-profit corporation of volunteers, founded in 1986, dedicated to the preservation and safe public use of Ouray County's trails. Our members take a stewardship role in protecting, preserving and maintaining the natural and recreational resources we all enjoy.
This site provides information and updates on the 84 mapped and maintained trails available to hikers in Ouray County. Exploring this website will give the visitor a sense of the incredible scenery and history to be discovered along these trails. It is not, however, intended to convey all the information necessary and desirable for a safe hiking experience. The map and guide described on another page is an essential reference in this rugged and complex terrain.
For planning purposes, trails have been organized into six categories or regions, although there will necessarily be some overlap. We hope these pages are helpful in ensuring the visitor a quality recreational experience in the time available here. Feedback on hiker experiences and trail conditions is always welcome and can be left here.
This season's wilderness and backcountry work schedule has been announced. Click the Volunteer tab in the menu bar to learn more about these great volunteer opportunities!
Ouray Trail Group is working in partnership with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado and the USFS to offer an opportunity for OTG volunteers to sharpen their skills and learn new solutions and techniques for hiking trail maintenance and repair.
The U.S. Forest Service has funded and arranged the 1-day training, on Saturday, June 20, 2020, for OTG volunteers to develop and refine trail maintenance skills. The training will be taught by trail professionals from Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), a Denver-based nonprofit that provides training and volunteer opportunities to support public land trails and ecological restoration. The training will include a morning classroom session in Ouray, and afternoon hands-on trail work on a Ouray-area hiking trail. The course will focus on understanding how trails are designed and managed, how to recognize trail maintenance issues and judge their importance, and how to maintain and repair trails emphasizing tread surface drainage, erosion, and stabilization. Time, location, and other details will be announced soon. All are welcome!
For information, contact Steve Boyle, email@example.com, 970-417-2183
The membership of the Ouray Trail Group is voluntary, and new members are always welcome. To join OTG and be placed on an email list to receive notice of meeting dates, projects, and more, click below.
PO Box 50 | Ouray, CO 81427 | https://ouraytrails.org
We are a non-profit corporation of volunteers, founded in 1986, dedicated to the preservation and safe public use of Ouray County's trails, working in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, Ouray Ranger District. Copyright 2019 Ouray Trail Group.
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