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."

Board of Directors Contact Information

  • Steve Boyle
    President • 970-417-2183

    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. Steve maintains communications with partner organizations and the USFS.

  • Bob Risch
    Vice President 970.318.1363

    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.

  • Lisa Hickman
    Secretary • 970.209.5246

    Lisa maintains and organizes the communications and written record of OTG and its membership.  

  • Ames Risch

    Ames maintains and organizes the financial aspects of OTG.

  • Ben Tisdel
    Nordic Council chair

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

  • John Hulburd

    John determines trail work needed in backcountry areas and when that work is to be done. He contacts members to set up a group of workers for each project.

  • Karen Risch
    PUBLICATION SALES 970.209.5743

    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.

  • Jill Parisi

    At-large board members are voting members of the board, overseeing all aspects of operations.  Jill also organizes trail recon efforts for the group.

  • Jennifer Cram

    At-large board members are voting members of the board, overseeing all aspects of operations.  Jennifer also informs OTG on trail related conservation issues.

  • Chris Haaland
    Board Advisor

    Chris advises the OTG Board on trail related engineering issues.

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 | |

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.

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