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Date Saturday  7/22/2017
End Date Monday  7/24/2017
Group Denver
Event Title One Day Trail Crew Work Project along the Colorado Trail near Copper Mountain (with an option to do two additional days).
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Dave Callais
Member Price Free
Available Participants 9
Type Trip
Trip Type Stewardship
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 5
Elevation Gain 800
Driving Distance 160


The meeting location for this trail work project will be at the Woolly Mammoth parking lot in (Section HH).

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For additional information regarding the trail work project or to let me know if you'd like to do the option of staying for an additional two days, the leader can be contacted via email or by calling: 303-237-3726. No calls please after 8:30 PM. Thanks.


If you've always wanted to give back to the trail system which we all use on a regular basis by getting your hands dirty and doing a little trail work, this day trip (with an option to do an additional two days) might be what the doctor ordered! The leader, Dave Callais not only backpacked the entire Colorado Trail 9 years ago, but has adopted this section of the Colorado Trail from the Copper Mountan boundary to Searle Pass. I'm responsible for not only maintaining the trail, but also for rebuilding small sections of trail that have become badly eroded through the action of water and many years of use by the thousands of hikers, backpackers and mountain bikers using it on a yearly basis.

The work for this project has yet to be completely determined until I've had a chance to go into the area and scout it entirely, but what I can say is that some of the work that the area does need will consist of trail widening and removing the "cupped" sections of trail due to erosion as well as adding more drainage diversion dips to force the water off of the trail.

Please note that some of the work is hard and some is quite easy, but everyone can give back in some way. There's always something to do, no matter what the task and the participants can work extra hard if they want or just a little if they prefer, but NO one will stand over you with a whip. Just having the extra help along any of the 5 1/2 miles of trail which I'm required to maintain every summer is so very appreciated!

If you are interested in helping in any way possible, whether you have experience or not, I hope you'll join me and many others in giving back to this very beautiful section of the Colorado Trail this summer. If you are interested and after signing up, please let me know by email or by calling me if you're interested in doing the extra two days out on the trail. This will help me with the logistics and planning of the trip as well as the carpools needed. Thanks.


One can plan on hiking approximately 5 miles (round trip) on the day portion of the trail work and climbing some 800' of elevation gain besides doing some trail work.

Long pants, work gloves, eye protection (sunglasses) are required!

One should plan to spend the entire day out. This includes hiking into and out of the work location and the necessary trail work needed.

One should look at this day as just another hike with some trail work thrown into the mix.

All tools will be supplied by the leader and the Colorado Trail Foundation (CTF).

The leader will also provide a safety talk and the correct use of each tool we carry in with us.

After the day is over, I'll have some beer, soft drinks and snacks at my vehicle for everyone. This is just another way for me to thank everyone for all of their hard work and willingness to try something new.

Finally, as mentioned above, if you'd like to stay up in the area for an additional two days with me to do a little more trail work as well as enjoying spending a couple of nights out, please let me know so I can plan the logistics of the project. Thanks!