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Community Work Day - June 1, 2024

Please join us for a Community Work Day on June 1st - National Trails Day!

Volunteers will gather at 9 am in Fellin Park in Ouray and do a couple of hours of work on the Riverwalk Trail and other local hiking trails. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring work gloves and your enthusiasm! 

Lunch is provided after the work around 12 noon in the park. Please join us for a fun day of improving our local hiking trails! 

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New Perimeter Trail Trailhead Signs!

OTG has completed the installation of the signs at the two main Perimeter Trail trailheads. The cartography by Mike Boruta, printing by In-Design Signs, and structures by Jeff Skoloda were paid for by the City of Ouray Tourism Fund, San Miguel Power Association, Ouray County Community Fund, and the Ouray Trail Group. The following people volunteered their time and professional expertise to create the sign content:
Lisa Hickman- graphic design, editing, and layout
Steve Boyle- Wildlife and Forest Ecology
Peggy Lyon- Botany
Bob Risch- Human History
CJ Brafford- Ute History
Steve Cumella- Geology
Thanks to all involved! This collaboration is an impressive addition to Ouray.
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Community Work Day June 3rd!

Ouray Trail Group will hold its annual Community Work Day on National Trails Day, June 3rd, 2023.  Volunteers will meet at Fellin Park in Ouray at 9:00 a.m. to form groups and head out to work on local area hiking trails.  All groups will return to Fellin Park for lunch provided by OTG.  Dress for the weather, and bring sun protection, water, and gloves.  OTG will provide the tools.  All are welcome to join us and volunteer for this half day stewardship opportunity.  Come join us, and see what OTG is all about!

 

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Trail Maintenance Skills Class a Success!

OTG recently offered a class in Trail Maintenance Skills for OTG members.  Fourteen OTG members attended the eight hour class held in Ouray on Saturday, April 15.  Instructors Steve Boyle, John Hulburd and Justin Dennison spent the day both in the classroom and in the field, sharing skills that will allow participants to recognize and mitigate trail maintenance issues related to water drainage and wear and tear on hiking trails.  

Read more …Trail Maintenance Skills Class a Success!

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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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