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National Public Lands Day Trailwork Project

September 26, 2020 @ 9:30 am 12:00 pm

A note from Durango Trails: Participants are required to follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines, wear/bring the proper equipment, including a mask, gloves and your own water and snacks.  Registration closes Friday, September 25th at Noon.

Work on the new Cutthroat Trail proposed by Durango Trails in the Hermosa Watershed planning process and funded by the San Juan Stewardship Fund-a partnership between Purgatory, the National Forest Foundation, and the San Juan National Forest.

The Cutthroat Trail is 5.5-mile trail situated above the East Fork of Hermosa Creek near Durango, Colorado. Trailwork kicked off this summer to connect Purgatory to the Hermosa Creek. Please help complete the “finish work” necessary on the trail, installing backslap and drainage work. Crew Leaders Oliver and Tyler will be on hand to provide guidance.

Limit ten people allowed per group (total 20 people)

COVID guidelines: Please bring a mask, your own gloves, long pants, closed toe shoes, water and snacks. Please do not attend trailwork if you feel sick.


Meet at the Sig Creek Campground. There is limited parking in the campground but plenty on the shoulder across the road from the Campground entrance. The hike is to the work site is less than a half mile.

Shared route:

From US-550 to Sig Creek Campground via Hermosa Park Rd.

22 min (6.8 mi)

  1. Turn into Purgatory
  2. Head west on Purgatory Blvd3.7 miles

3. Turn left to stay on Hermosa Park Rd 3.2 miles

4. Turn right onto Sig Creek Campground 5. visit https://maps.app.goo.gl/duADis9NFciABWPj9

Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes or boots, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, sunhat, sunscreen, and bring a water bottle, and a rain jacket (optional). Please bring your OWN mask, gloves, water, and snacks.

Durango Trails will provide all tools, instruction and safety talk, extra water and snacks for our volunteers. We do live in beautiful, unpredictable Colorado, so please check the weather before your workday and plan to dress accordingly. If there is lightning or other workplace hazards the day of our scheduled trailwork which will impact our trailwork party plans, Durango Trails will notify you ASAP via email.

Thank you for volunteering and giving back to the trails that give so much!

No experience is necessary for trailwork, and Durango Trails will provide the necessary instruction, safety tool talk and tools. Please note, registration is required to join us for Trailwork; please register below.

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