Perimeter Trail

Ouray's most popular trail circles the city and includes varied terrain and features.

Ouray Trail Group is entirely volunteer run! Support our efforts!

Contact Us

Any member may be contacted by mail at our mailing address below. To order a Hiking Trails of Ouray County map or Hiking Ouray With Kids - And Everyone Else! book by mail, send a letter to "Ouray Trail Group, PO Box 50, Ouray CO 81427" requesting the map and/or book. Enclose $12.00 to cover the cost of the map, handling and mailing or $10.00 for the book. Both may be ordered for $20.00. Make your check out to: "Ouray Trail Group."

Contact Information: Officers

  • Bob Risch, President | 970.325.4205

    The President has overall responsibility for the Ouray Trail Group mission and objectives. He calls and presides over group meetings, assigns tasks and assures the group is functioning as prescribed in the articles of incorporation and bylaws. For meeting schedules, current activities, or general questions, contact Bob.

  • Ted Zegers, Vice President | 970.325.0730

    The Vice-President acts in the absence of the President. He actively works with the President and each of the Standing Committees and Liaisons to implement the mission and objectives.

  • Laurie Bunten, Secretary | 970.325.0808

  • Hale Houts, Treasurer | 248.807.8613

Contact Information: Standing Committee

  • Chris Knight, Nordic Council | 970.210.0657

    Chris communicates and coordinates Nordic activities, including publicity, membership and the annual fund raising Ouray Nordic Council dinner.

Contact Information: Director Responsibilities

  • Phil Wolkin, Trail Work | 970.325.4368

    Phil is responsible for determining what trails need work, type of work to be completed, tools and equipment needed and when that work is to be done. He contacts members to set up a group of workers for each project.

  • Brad Wallis, Wilderness Trail Work | 970.729.2925

    Brad is responsible for the trail work needed to be completed in the Wilderness areas, and when that work is to be done. He contacts members to set up a group of workers for each project.

  • Dick Neville, Trailhead Work | 970.325.9904

    Dick is responsible for determining what work is needed at trailheads and areas near the trailheads,and when that work is to be done. He contacts members to set up a group of workers for each project.

  • J. Gary D., Publicity | 970.318.1090

    Gary manages the publicity for the Ouray Trail Group with articles about the group and its special activities placed in local newspapers and publications.

  • Karen Risch, Publication Sales | 970.325.4205

    Karen directs the sales of our two publications, the Hiking Trails of Ouray County Map, and book, Hiking Ouray with Kids, which she has written. She leads and coordinates the work required in the publication of new editions of each.

  • Stuart M-W, Special Projects | 970.316.1269

    Stuart is responsible for "special" activities that take place during the year. These include National Trails Day (trail work day) and additional hiking and exploration fun days (no work).

  • Bob Risch, US Forest Service Liaison | 970.325.4205

    Bob coordinates Ouray Trail Group activities and needs with the Forest Service.

  • Mick Graff, Public Lands Partnership Liaison | 970.325.0405

    Mick attends PLP meetings and communicates PLP activities with the Ouray Trail Group.

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