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Cutthroat Group Ride | Saturday, September 17th

September 17, 2022 @ 9:30 am 12:00 pm

Join us to celebrate National Public Lands Day one week early on Saturday, September 17 from 9:30am to noon. Cutthroat is a new connector trail from Purgatory to Hermosa Creek. The first phase of the trail is complete and we will ride from Relay Creek to Sig Creek and back. You can park off Hermosa Park Road near the Durango Trails work truck. Cutthroat is a non-motorized pedal assist e-bike friendly trail.

All ages welcome. Please bring your own bike, helmet, shoes, water, and gear. Durango Trails will provide snacks and drinks.

ALL GUARDIANS MUST REGISTER IF THE PARTICIPANT IS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD; INCLUDE THE STUDENTS NAME IN THE BOX ASKING FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Please note, trailwork registration is capped at 15 participants for this event. If your chosen date is already full, please consider a new date to join us!

Animas Mountain Trailwork | Wednesday, September 21st

September 21, 2022 @ 4:00 pm 7:00 pm

Join us for trailwork at Animas Mountain.

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

Thank you for volunteering, and giving back to your trails and community!

Animas Mountain Trail Maintenance

When: Wednesday, September 21st | 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm (please be on time)

Where to Meet: The Animas Mountain trailhead is located on West Fourth Ave off of 32nd Street. Click here for a map.

Directions from downtown Durango:
Head west toward Camino Del Rio

0.2 mi

Turn right onto Camino Del Rio

0.4 mi

Continue onto N Main Ave

1.6 mi

Turn left onto W 32nd St

0.2 mi

Turn right onto W 4th Ave

322 ft

Continue straight

Destination will be ahead; you will see the Durango Trails truck parked near the trailhead.

What to wear: 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).

Durango Trails will provide all tools, gloves, 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 are any changes to the trailwork date, Durango Trails will notify you ASAP via email. Please be sure to provide an email that you check regularly in the registration form below.

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

Happy Trails!

ALL GUARDIANS MUST REGISTER IF THE PARTICIPANT IS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD; INCLUDE THE STUDENTS NAME IN THE BOX ASKING FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Please note, trailwork registration is capped at 15 participants for this event. If your chosen date is already full, please consider a new date to join us!

Animas Mountain Trailwork | Wednesday, September 7th

September 7, 2022 @ 4:00 pm 7:00 pm

Join us for trailwork at Animas Mountain.

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

Thank you for volunteering, and giving back to your trails and community!

Animas Mountain Trail Maintenance

When: Wednesday, September 7th | 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm (please be on time)

Where to Meet: The Animas Mountain trailhead is located on West Fourth Ave off of 32nd Street. Click here for a map.

Directions from downtown Durango:
Head west toward Camino Del Rio

0.2 mi

Turn right onto Camino Del Rio

0.4 mi

Continue onto N Main Ave

1.6 mi

Turn left onto W 32nd St

0.2 mi

Turn right onto W 4th Ave

322 ft

Continue straight

Destination will be ahead; you will see the Durango Trails truck parked near the trailhead.

What to wear: 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).

Durango Trails will provide all tools, gloves, 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 are any changes to the trailwork date, Durango Trails will notify you ASAP via email. Please be sure to provide an email that you check regularly in the registration form below.

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

Happy Trails!

ALL GUARDIANS MUST REGISTER IF THE PARTICIPANT IS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD; INCLUDE THE STUDENTS NAME IN THE BOX ASKING FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Please note, trailwork registration is capped at 15 participants for this event. If your chosen date is already full, please consider a new date to join us!

August Trailwork Dates Announced!

It’s nearing fall and if you haven’t given back by volunteering or donating, the time is now. August trailwork will take place on the 17th and the 31st. Click on the links below for more information:

https://www.durangotrails.org/volunteer/

Wednesday, August 17 from 5 to 7pm at Big Canyon Sign up HERE

Wednesday, August 31 on Animas Mountain from 5p to 7pm Sign up HERE

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Animas Mountain Trailwork | Wednesday, August 31


August 31, 2022


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5:00 pm



7:00 pm

Join us for trailwork at Animas Mountain.

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

Thank you for volunteering, and giving back to your trails and community!

Animas Mountain Trail Maintenance

When: Wednesday, August 31st| 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (please be on time)

Where to Meet: The Animas Mountain trailhead is located on West Fourth Ave off of 32nd Street. Click here for a map.

Directions from downtown Durango:
Head west toward Camino Del Rio

0.2 mi

Turn right onto Camino Del Rio

0.4 mi

Continue onto N Main Ave

1.6 mi

Turn left onto W 32nd St

0.2 mi

Turn right onto W 4th Ave

322 ft

Continue straight

Destination will be ahead; you will see the Durango Trails truck parked near the trailhead.

What to wear: 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).

Durango Trails will provide all tools, gloves, 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 are any changes to the trailwork date, Durango Trails will notify you ASAP via email. Please be sure to provide an email that you check regularly in the registration form below.

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

Happy Trails!

ALL GUARDIANS MUST REGISTER IF THE PARTICIPANT IS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD; INCLUDE THE STUDENTS NAME IN THE BOX ASKING FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Please note, trailwork registration is capped at 15 participants for this event. If your chosen date is already full, please consider a new date to join us!

Big Canyon Trailwork | Wednesday, August 17

August 17, 2022 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Join us for trailwork at Big Canyon.

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

Thank you for volunteering, and giving back to your trails and community!

Big Canyon Trail Maintenance

When: Wednesday, August 17th| 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (please be on time)

Where to Meet: The Big Canyon trailhead is adjacent to the Durango Motor Company at 1200 Carbon Junction Road. Click here for a map.

Directions from downtown Durango:
Head west on E 9th St toward Main Ave

0.2 mi

Turn left onto US-550 S/Camino Del Rio

3.5 mi

Turn left onto Dominquez Dr

0.1 mi

Turn left onto Carbon Jct

The Carbon Junction parking lot will be on your left; you will see the Durango Trails truck parked near the trailhead.

What to wear: 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).

Durango Trails will provide all tools, gloves, 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 are any changes to the trailwork date, Durango Trails will notify you ASAP via email. Please be sure to provide an email that you check regularly in the registration form below.

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

Happy Trails!

ALL GUARDIANS MUST REGISTER IF THE PARTICIPANT IS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD; INCLUDE THE STUDENTS NAME IN THE BOX ASKING FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Please note, trailwork registration is capped at 15 participants for this event. If your chosen date is already full, please consider a new date to join us!

July Volunteer Trailwork Dates Still Available!

There are two upcoming trailwork dates for July and we would love to have you join us! Click on the dates below for sign-up details:
 
1) Dry Fork on Saturday, July 23 from 9am to 1pm

2) Log Chutes on Wednesday, July 27 from 5p to 7pm

Please wear/bring closed-toe shoes, long pants, shirts, a sunhat, a backpack for water, work gloves, and sunscreen. The Crew Leaders will provide all tools and instruction.

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Half Ridge Trail Opens!

Durango Trails is excited to announce the opening of a new trail connecting Powerline and Zipline to the Ridge!

We’re thrilled to announce with the City of Durango that the Half Ridge Opening Day and Ride with the Crew will be on Tuesday, July 19. Meet at the Horse Gulch Trailhead at 5pm for a mountain bike ride or trail run up to Half Ridge with a celebration afterwards. Meet the crew and celebrate the new trail and connectivity to Flame Out, Kitty Charmer and the Ridge.

Watch the celebratory video below, special thanks to Cole Davis and Rhyler Overend for the videography and production.

Huge thanks as well to all of the volunteers who helped realize this trail!

Sign up to join us here!

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER – Log Chutes Trailwork | Wednesday, July 27th


July 27, 2022


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5:00 pm



7:00 pm

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

Join us for trailwork at Log Chutes.

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

Thank you for volunteering, and giving back to your trails and community!

Log Chutes Trail Maintenance

When: Wednesday, July 27th| 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (please be on time)

Where to Meet: The Log Chutes trailhead is located four miles past the Junction Creek Trailhead of the Colorado Trail. From Main Avenue (heading north) in Durango, take a left at 25th Street. The street turns into Junction Creek Road; continue west where you will see a sign for the Colorado Trail trailhead. Continue up the road four miles. The Log Chutes trailhead will be on your right. | Click here for a map.

What to wear: 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).

Durango Trails will provide all tools, gloves, 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 are any changes to the trailwork date, Durango Trails will notify you ASAP via email. Please be sure to provide an email that you check regularly in the registration form below.

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

Happy Trails!

ALL GUARDIANS MUST REGISTER IF THE PARTICIPANT IS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD; INCLUDE THE STUDENTS NAME IN THE BOX ASKING FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Please note, trailwork registration is capped at 15 participants for this event. If your chosen date is already full, please consider a new date to join us!

Dry Fork/Hoffheins Trailwork | Saturday, July 23rd

July 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am 1:00 pm

Join us for trailwork on Dry Fork and Hoffheins Trail.

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

Thank you for volunteering, and giving back to your trails and community!

Dry Fork/Hoffheins Trail Maintenance

When: Saturday, July 23rd| 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (please be on time)

Where to Meet: Park at Dry Fork Trailhead. Look for the Durango Trails Truck parked there. The lot is small, please consider carpooling! | Click here for a map.

What to wear: 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).

Durango Trails will provide all tools, gloves, 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 are any changes to the trailwork date, Durango Trails will notify you ASAP via email. Please be sure to provide an email that you check regularly in the registration form below.

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

Happy Trails!

ALL GUARDIANS MUST REGISTER IF THE PARTICIPANT IS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD; INCLUDE THE STUDENTS NAME IN THE BOX ASKING FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Please note, trailwork registration is capped at 15 participants for this event. If your chosen date is already full, please consider a new date to join us!

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