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 promoting safe and enjoyable hiking in the San Juan Mountains while preserving their beauty and natural resources. In addition to restoring and maintaining historic mining trails, the OTG works cooperatively with others to preserve the fascinating but fragile remnants of the 19th Century Mining Era throughout the region.

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

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

  • President

    Bob Risch

  • Vice President

    Ted Zegers

  • Secretary

    Lisa Hickman   

  • Treasurer

    Hale Houts   

  • Publications

    Karen Risch

  • Front Country Trails Coordinator

    Hale Houts

  • Wilderness Trails Coordinator

    John Hulburd

  • US Forest Service Liaison

    Steve Boyle

  • Nordic Council Chair

    Ben Tisdel

  • Technical Advisor

    Chris Haaland

  • Publicity

    J. Gary Dunn

  • At Large

    Jill Parisi

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.

Ouray Trail Group Ouray Colorado

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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