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Middle Fork Trip a Success!

Eight OTG volunteers spent 4 memorable days camping and working on the Middle Fork Trail in the Uncompahgre Wilderness, with pack horse support by the US Forest Service. The crew cleared down trees, replaced a wood post and sign on the high pass to the East Fork drainage, and repaired eroded sections of trail. Summer wildflowers were spectacular, and rain mostly held off until late in the day when the group could relax under a tarp back in camp.

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Trail Skills Maintenance Training

On June 19th and 20th, OTG volunteers participated in a training class for trail maintenance in Ouray.  The class was sponsored and funded by the U.S. Forest Service Ouray Ranger District and taught by instructors from Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), which provides instruction and support in trail work and ecological restoration to other nonprofits and government agencies across Colorado. Ten OTG volunteers joined 2 Forest Service recreation rangers to learn advanced skills in maintaining non-motorized trails, focusing on erosion control and major rock work. 

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OTG Members Complete First Aid-CPR training!

Thank you to those who completed the Ouray Trail Group-sponsored First Aid-CPR training! Ten students completed the online course, and 7 were also able to attend the in-person training in Ouray where we practiced skills and tailored the coursework to the outdoor, sometimes remote situations that OTG trail volunteers encounter. This course was prerequisite to upcoming saw certification trainings for our members. Click the "Training" tab for more details.


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Ouray Trail Group 2020 Annual Report

The Ouray Trail Group (OTG) is an all-volunteer nonprofit group founded in 1986 to promote the restoration, maintenance, and safe use of hiking trails in the Ouray area. This report describes OTG’s work in 2020 to restore and maintain trails, provide public information and outreach, administer trail registers and special projects, and partner with government and other groups to meet our mission. Click here to read the 2020 Annual Report


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