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CTF Trainings

  • CTF Adopter and Rock Work Training 

    Meeting Location Link and Details: Meet at the Junction Creek Parking Lot located approximately 4.6 miles from the turnoff of Highway 550 in Durango.

    Date: Monday May 6th

    Segment: Segment 28 near the southern terminus of the Colorado Trail

    Ranger District: Columbine

    Meeting Time: 9:00 AM

    Timeframe: Time commitment will be from around 9:00 AM to around 3:00 PM

    Details: Join us for this joint trail adopter and rock work training to learn the ins and outs of trail adoption along with some rock work techniques with the Colorado Trail Foundation. The adopter part of this training will focus on the techniques of maintaining failed drainage dips, closing down social trails, installing confidence markers, straightening leaning posts, and trail corridor clearing. The rock work training will focus on the techniques of building rock retaining walls on a section of trail with narrow eroding tread. Hiking will be up to 2 miles total round trip to reach the various project locations from the trailhead. 

    What to Bring: Backpack, sturdy shoes, work gloves, water bottle, and lunch.

    What CTF will Provide: Snacks, Water Jug to refill water bottles, trail tools, hard hats, Trail Building Resources, and necessary paperwork. 

    Camping: CTF has reserved a groupsite for all participants that is located nearby the project location at the Junction Creek Campground. The site we have reserved is labeled as Site G02, Loop, you can find more information and pictures via the link. The campsite is reserved from Sunday May 5th thru Tuesday May 7th and you are welcome to camp there any of those days with us. Darin Radatz is the point of contact for this reservation. Check In time is 1:00 PM and Check Out time is 12:00 PM.

    Adopter Training 2

    Location: South Cottonwood 

    Date: Saturday September 28th 

    Segment: CT Segment 13

    Ranger District: Salida  

    Meeting Time: 9:00 AM

    Details: Join us near tranquil Cottonwood Lake for the last adopter training of 2024. This training will work on the techniques of building new drainages and techniques of closing social trails. Hiking will be up to 2 miles total round trip to reach the various project locations from the meeting location.


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