First Aid Course a Big Success!

Ouray Trail Group owes a big thank you to Pam Foyster and Justin Dennison for a successful First Aid certification course! The class was so popular that OTG had to add an additional session to accommodate the 21 participants who registered.  First Aid certification is a prerequisite for OTG's Sawyer (both chainsaw and crosscut) and Trail Crew Leader certifications. Click the Training tab above to learn more about OTG's Training Schedule and course offerings.

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Perimeter Trail Extension and Trailhead Project Moves Ahead

The Perimeter Trail Extension and Trailhead Project, a collaboration between OTG and the USFS and City of Ouray has received a "green light" from the Forest Service.  The USFS recently completed administrative review and authorized the trail construction on two National Forest parcels, the last step OTG needed to move forward with the trail extension.

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Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

Join us in celebrating our volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic.  This year our picnic/happy hour will be held on Thursday, September 29th from 3:00-6:00 pm at the Amphitheatre Overlook.  The Overlook is near the Bill Forsythe memorial bench.  Bill was a founding member of OTG and our first president.  Drinks and snacks will be provided, but please bring a camp chair. You are also welcome to bring an appetizer or dessert to share.  

In the event of rain, the party will be moved to the Hart home at 909 Potosi Pl. in Ouray.  Please call or email Lisa at 970-209-5246 or for more information or questions.

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Hiking Trail Conditions Update August 11, 2022

Trail Closures and Hiking Trail Conditions Update

for Trails near Ouray, Ridgway, and the Cimarrons August 11, 2022

The Richmond Trail from the Highway 550 Trailhead to the junction with the Full Moon Trail is closed by the U.S. Forest Service until December to protect public safety during reclamation of the nearby Irene Mine. The upper Richmond Trail and Richmond Pass can be reached via the Full Moon Trail. To our knowledge, all other trails in our area are open and accessible.

The Dallas Trail trailhead on County Rd. 17 3 miles north of Ouray was temporarily closed by flood debris from nearby Corbett Creek but is now open again. Please respect No Parking signs if present, to allow county workers to continue clearing debris. As of this writing, parking is available on the east side of the road.

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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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