As the leaves fall and snow returns to the high country, Trails 2000 reflects on a successful trail season thanks to members, volunteers and all who contributed to help build and maintain the vast, world-class trail network in Durango. We could not do what we do without YOU. Our members, volunteers and community supporters are critical to the work we do, and all types of support—from volunteering to financial contributions—make the work of Trails 2000 possible.
This year we accomplished more work than ever making the fundraising efforts ever more important. In 2017, Trails 2000 worked with over 600 community members during 6,000 hours of volunteer trailwork on 40-plus area trails with trail crew leaders and certified crew leaders to oversee volunteer teams. Notable milestones include:
- SkySteps: Planned and build 550 steps connecting town to Fort Lewis College
- New trails: Cap’s Connect, Sugar, Skyline and Smokejumper
- Colorado Trail: Over 175 downed trees cut by our team of certi ed sawyers and removed o the trails
- High Country Trails: Pass Trail, Engineer Mountain Trail, West Cross, Dry Fork, Haflin Creek, Stevens Creek and Missionary Ridge to name a few
- Collaborated with dozens of organizations and business on trailwork
- Completed trails master plan
- TrailKids: Over 500 students served in the TrailKids ecology program
- Organized a Stewardship conference for SW Colorado
- Partnered on a grant for the Animas River Trail
- Updated Trails2000.org with new blogs, maps and trail conditions
- Facilitated our annual Trails and Ales party and Trail Reporter training
- Held our 2nd annual Happy Trails festival
Please join us as we continue our mission to plan, build and maintain trails, educate trail users, and encourage trail connectivity by contributing to our year end campaign to help create positive trail experiences for all users.