Your help is needed and appreciated!
Help us maintain and restore hiking trails in and around Ouray County. OTG provides trail stewardship under a Volunteer Service Agreement with the US Forest Service and in partnership with local governments and landowners to keep some of America’s most dramatic and beautiful trails safe and sustainable. To participate, join the Ouray Trail Group, and sign up for one of the scheduled trips below. You will receive updates and news by email.
2023 Trail Stewardship Trips
OTG has developed an exciting stewardship calendar that will accommodate most people's schedules, ensuring there is an opportunity to provide trail stewardship for everyone, and everyone is welcome to join. Some multi-day trips will have pack support with horses, mules or llamas to help carry camp and personal gear in and out. You will enjoy some of the most scenic trails in Colorado while removing down trees or encroaching brush and repairing trails from erosion problems. You will leave the wild with the camaraderie that comes with meeting new friends and helping keep our public land trails safe and sustainable. The trips below require registration, and space may be limited.
Click the link below to register for each stewardship trip. This will allow us to plan for horses and tools. Contact Ouray Trail Group at email@example.com for additional information.
Daytrips every Monday and Thursday on Ouray/Ridgway local trails between May and October. Check your weekly email for locations. Join OTG below to receive emails.
June 3-4: Shortcut (Storm Gulch-Baldy) and Storm Gulch Trails. This two-day stewardship trip is being held in conjunction with OTG's Community Work Day and National Trails Day.
June 3rd: Community Work Day. Meet at Fellin Park in Ouray to join a crew in a day of stewardship to Ouray area trails. Lunch provided.
June 10th: Hardrock 100 Workday on Bear Creek Trail- This will meet the volunteer requirement for Hardrock 100 participants. All are welcome.
June 10-11: Stealey Mountain Trail (Pack support provided by Jackson Outfitters)- NOTE: This trip is currently full. Please register for another trip.
June 17-18: Corbett and Corbett Canyon Trails (Pack support provided by Redwood Llamas) NOTE: This trip is currently full. Please register for another trip.
July 8-9: Blaine Basin Trail- New openings for this trip. Register today
July 15: Hayden Trail (single day 1 of 2) Attend one or both of these single day trips.
July 16: Hayden Trail (single day 2 of 2)
July 18: Ouray 100 Workday-Richmond Pass (Imogene Rd. to Pass)
July 18-20: Dexter Creek and Difficulty Creek Trail (Pack support provided by Action Adventures)
July 22-23: Courthouse Trail
July 29-30: Weehawken Trail- Women Only Trip
July 29-30: Stealey Mountain South Trail (Pack support provided by Jackson Outfitters)
August 10-13: Middle Fork (Cimarron) and Porphyry Basin Trails (Pack support provided by US Forest Service)
August 26-27: Richmond Trail
August 29-30: Full Moon Trail
September 16-17: Blue Lakes Trails (CR7 to Pass)
Trail Register Maintenance:
These folks are responsible for collecting and replacing trail register sheets at trailheads. We maintain 39 trail register boxes, and you may sign up for whatever you are able to do. Contact Jennifer Cram, 970-209-5246, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. OTG membership is free!