2018 Adopt-A-Trail Accomplishments

In 2018, CTF Field Operations Manager Brent Adams continued managing the Adopt-A-Trail program. Adams lead three training sessions for Adopters. During his three years of leadership, 49% of current Adopters have attended a training session. Trainings focused on maintaining and improving drainage, idenfiying problems, and reporting to the CTF office. Adopters do important work in […]

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Acclimatizing to Altitude for The Colorado Trail

Trail Tip Tuesday – ACCLIMATIZING. Most people can acclimate with time. A very few people cannot; some have underlying medical conditions that may or may not be diagnosed, but these are not that common. Plan your trip so that, after you fly into Denver, stay in a mountain town that is about 8,000-9,000 feet high […]

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Fire Restrictions

Fire bans along The Colorado Trail are the reality nearly every Trail season. But 2018 is already unusual given the drought conditions, especially severe along the southern half of the CT. FIRE BANS START MAY 1. Earlier in the year than normal, fire restrictions begin today, May 1, on the entire San Juan National Forest. […]

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Databook 7 now available at CT store

AVAILABLE NOW. Highly anticipated, this brand-new CT Databook, the 7th Edition, is finally available at the CT Store (before other retailers have it). The price is $19.95 and each purchase helps the CTF sustain the Trail stewardship. ON-THE-TRAIL GUIDE. This pocket-sized book has long been the choice of most travelers on The Colorado Trail. It […]

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2017 Trail Care Success:

In 2017… 807 CTF VOLUNTEERS contributed 19,852 hours preserving The Colorado Trail, an astounding $479,227 worth of labor! Adopt-A-Trail VOLUNTEERS • 265 Adopters & Helpers • 3,007 hours: Maintained the 567-mile CT (as they do annually) 94 volunteer Adopters plus their helpers Multiple excursions each summer Cleared the Trail, sawing and removing numerous fallen trees Cleaned hundreds of water […]

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2017 Trail Crew Accomplishments

17 Trail Crews, seven week-longs and 10 one-to-four day crews 338 volunteers (including crew leaders, cooks, trail workers, Operations Manager…) 7,437 volunteer hours contributed 60 lineal feet of turnpike constructed 250 drains cleaned and/or constructed Rotted log decking replaced and approaches rebuilt at Wurts Ditch bridges 0.4 miles of new trail constructed Four-day Crew 0117 […]

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2017 Adopt-A-Trail Accomplishments

In 2017, CTF Field Operations Manager Brent Adams continued managing the Adopt-A-Trail program. Adams lead two training sessions for Adopters, and over his two years of leadership, 38% of Adopters have attended a training session. Tread maintenance, drainage maintenance and improvement, problem identification, and the importance of reporting were all emphasized. Adopters do important work […]

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2016 Trail Care Success

In 2016 … 618 CTF VOLUNTEERS contributed 21,527 hours preserving The Colorado Trail, an astounding $552,813 worth of labor! Adopt-A-Trail VOLUNTEERS • 293 Adopters & Helpers • 2,860 hours: Maintained the 567-mile CT (as they do annually) 92 volunteer Adopters plus their helpers Multiple excursions each summer Cleared the Trail, sawing and removing numerous fallen trees Cleaned hundreds of […]

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