Trail Work

2022 Adopt-A-Trail Accomplishments

Adopters do important work in their sections of trail, which range from 1.6 to 16.8 miles. Some do the work alone and some assemble a group for the outing. Visiting as soon as they can after the snow melts in late spring, they cut and remove fallen trees, rake and hoe silt and debris out […]

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2022 Trail Crew Accomplishments

Summary 2022 CTF Crew Accomplishments  –  19 Trail Crews One trail crew and team leader training Four new crew leaders trained Four new cooks trained 187 volunteers (including crew leaders, cooks, trail workers, Operations Manager, etc.) 5633 volunteer hours contributed Three bridges constructed or repaired Avalanche debris cleared from several locations Hundreds of drains cleaned […]

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2021 Adopt-A-Trail Accomplishments

Summary 2021 Adopt-A-Trail – In 2021, CTF Field Operations Manager Darin Radatz continued managing the Adopt-A-Trail program. Radatz lead three training sessions for Adopters. During his year of leadership, 54% of current Adopters have attended a training session. Trainings focused on maintaining and improving drainage, identifying problems, and reporting to the CTF office. Adopters do […]

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Ted La May, key individual in CT history

CTF Hero, Ted La May, Passed

CTF Hero, Ted La May passed away at home on November 26, 2021. Condolences go out to his wife of 61 years, Pat La May, as well as their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ted played a central role in the development of The Colorado Trail, though the effort got off to a very rocky […]

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The famed 28 switchbacks between Elk Creek and the Continental Divide in Segment 24 of The Colorado Trail. Photo Cornelius Friesen

Switchbacks on The Colorado Trail

Posted April 21, 2020 – Recently a distance hiker brought up switchbacks on the CT as well as the relatively gentle Trail grades. Making a comparison with another long trail, he wrote that he liked switchbacks. The subject of switchbacks takes us way back to the very beginning of The Colorado Trail. Foresters and volunteers […]

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The 2020 CTF Trail Crew Schedule

Summer Trail Crews Now Live

Posted Feb 20, 2020 – Volunteer on a Trail Crew this summer. Give back and have fun! We need you. Here are the links: Exciting here at the CTF, we’ve recently mailed and posted online (it’s mobile friendly!) our Trail Crew Schedule. Please take a look at these work parties. You simply gaining […]

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CTF Crew Volunteers enjoy giving back to the Trail.

Crews Need You – Spaces Available

Posted March 25, 2019 – The CTF could sure use your help on one of our Volunteer Trail Crews this year. We hope you’ll take a good look at the Crew schedule right now and sign up if you can. Having enough volunteers on each of our Trail Crews means the neediest parts of The […]

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