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 and Advisors

  • President

    Steve Boyle

  • Vice President

    Bob Risch

  • Secretary/Communications

    Lisa Hickman   

  • Treasurer

    Ames Risch   

  • At Large

    Justin Dennison

  • At Large/Recon

    Jill Parisi

  • At Large

    Jennifer Cram

  • Nordic Council Chair

    Joanie Gibbs

  • Technical Advisor

    Chris Haaland

  • Ouray County Nordic Council Advisors

    Ben Tisdel

    Al Lowande

    Ross Williams

    Pam Foyster

    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.

PO Box 50 | Ouray, CO 81427 | https://ouraytrails.org | ouray.otg@gmail.com

We are a non-profit corporation of volunteers, founded in 1986, dedicated to the preservation and safe public use of Ouray area trails, working in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, Ouray Ranger District. Copyright 2021 Ouray Trail Group.

Designed and maintained by OTG Volunteers! Hosted by PMC.