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About Ouray Trail Group

Tasked with keeping the trails around Ouray in great shape. Enjoy!

Our Mission

The Ouray Trail Group was founded in 1986 for the purpose of stewarding safe and enjoyable hiking in the San Juan Mountains while preserving their beauty and natural resources. In addition to restoring and maintaining historic hiking trails, OTG works cooperatively with others to preserve the fascinating but fragile remnants of the 19th Century Mining Era trails throughout the region.

To accomplish this, we coordinate trail restoration, maintenance and sign work with the U.S. Forest Service; publish a hiking guide and map; maintain a website; create and maintain trail registers; and organize trail stewardship days and training opportunities for our volunteers.

Most importantly, members have the opportunity to take a stewardship role in protecting, preserving and maintaining the natural and recreational resources we all enjoy.

Board of Directors and Advisors

  • President

    Ames Risch

  • Vice President

    Steve Lankenau

  • Secretary

    Greg Hadjian   

  • Treasurer

    Steve Lankenau  

  • At Large

    Frank Robertson

  • At Large

    April Calabro

  • Nordic Council Chair

    Joanie Gibbs

  • Forest Service Liaison

    Steve Boyle

  • Technical Advisor

    Chris Haaland

  • Ouray County Nordic Council Advisors

    Ben Tisdel

    Eric Fagrelius

    Ross Williams

    Dale Yocum

    Bill Leo

    Mike Nadiak

Membership Information

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.

Thank you to our generous financial supporters!