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OTG Trail Skills Training Day: A Partnership

Ouray Trail Group is working in partnership with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado and the USFS to offer an opportunity for OTG volunteers to sharpen their skills and learn new solutions and techniques for hiking trail maintenance and repair.  

The U.S. Forest Service has funded and arranged the 1-day training, on Saturday, June 20, 2020, for OTG volunteers to develop and refine trail maintenance skills.  The training will be taught by trail professionals from Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), a Denver-based nonprofit that provides training and volunteer opportunities to support public land trails and ecological restoration.  The training will include a morning classroom session in Ouray, and afternoon hands-on trail work on a Ouray-area hiking trail.  The course will focus on understanding how trails are designed and managed, how to recognize trail maintenance issues and judge their importance, and how to maintain and repair trails emphasizing tread surface drainage, erosion, and stabilization.  Time, location, and other details will be announced soon.  All are welcome!

For information, contact Steve Boyle, s.boyle3329@gamil.com, 970-417-2183

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OTG Trail Map News!

The 14th Edition of Ouray Trail Group’s Hiking Trails of Ouray County and the Uncompahgre Wilderness is coming this spring and will feature a complete redesign of the map’s background, the first in 18 years. Digital map designer Mike Boruta is working with long time editor Karen Risch to create a unique visual update for this perennially popular hiking map and guide.  

Read more: OTG Trail Map News!

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The OTG 2019 Annual Report

The Ouray Trail Group has completed its 2019 Annual Report. This report describes OTG's work in 2019 to restore and maintain trails, provide public information and outreach, and partner with government agencies and other groups to meet our mission. The Annual Report also includes interesting data on trail use, volunteer efforts, and donations. Click below to read the full report.  

Ouray Trail Group Annual Report

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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 County's trails, working in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, Ouray Ranger District. Copyright 2019 Ouray Trail Group.

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