Your help is needed and appreciated!

Help us maintain and restore hiking trails in and around Ouray County.  We work with the Uncompahgre National Forest and others to keep some of America’s most dramatic and beautiful trails in shape.  To participate, join the Ouray Trail Group, then sign up for one of the scheduled trips below, and join our email list to hear about other single-day work opportunities.

Wilderness 2-day weekend trips:

  • June 22-23: Blue Lakes Trail, Mt. Sneffels Wilderness.
  • July 13-14: Cutler Creek Trail and nearby trails, Uncompahgre Wilderness.
  • August 10-11: Middle Fork and Porphyry Basin Trails, Middle Fork Cimarron River, Uncompahgre Wilderness.
  • September 14-15: Horsethief-Difficulty-Dexter Creek Trails, Uncompahgre Wilderness.

For more information, contact Wilderness Crew Leader John Hulburd, 360-463-1593, wholebird@gmail.com. 

Front Country single day weekend trips:

  • Check back for dates
  • Check back for dates

For more information, contact Front Country Crew Leader Hale Houts, 248-807-8613, hhouts1@gmail.com.

Other work days are organized periodically from May through August for wilderness and front country trail work.  Contact the crew leaders above to join the email list and find out when and where we are working.

Training Opportunity:

May 4  The U.S. Forest Service will provide one-day crosscut saw training and certification, in Ridgway or Ouray, time and place to be determined.  All OTG members are welcome, at no cost!  Take this opportunity to learn backcountry trail skills from professionals.  For more information and to register, contact Hale Houts, 248-807-8613 or hhouts1@gmail.com.


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.

Call 911

Ouray Mountain Rescue, under the direction of the Ouray County Sheriff's Office, is always on call for assistance. The Rescue Team is a volunteer organization of mountaineers, technical climbers, paramedical personnel and a K-9 team. All are experienced in rescue techniques. In order to offset training and equipment expenses, tax-deductible donations are gratefully appreciated. Thank you for your support.

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Ouray Trail Group Ouray Colorado

PO Box 50 | Ouray, CO 81427 | https://ouraytrails.org

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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