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The Colorado Trail Foundation

The Colorado Trail Foundation (CTF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation funded almost entirely by private sector individuals and companies. Our mission is to keep The Colorado Trail in good condition, maintaining and improving it with the help of many volunteers. We recruit and train volunteers, provide leadership, organize Colorado Trail (CT) work crews, supply and support the crews, and manage the Adopt-A-Trail program to accomplish annual maintenance on the entire Trail.

We also conduct week-long supported treks on the CT, deliver many thingseducational, and distribute information about Colorado Trail activities and trail crews.

We work in cooperation with public agencies.

Donations are appreciated and are tax deductible.

The Colorado Trail Foundation Mission Statement

The mission of The Colorado Trail Foundation is to provide and to maintain, through voluntary and public involvement, and in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, a linear, non-motorized, sustainable, recreation trail between Denver and Durango, Colorado. This trail will provide multi-day, inspirational, and educational values keyed to the diverse, high mountain, natural environment.

Vision of The Colorado Trail

  • To preserve the sense of community associated with the unique, high altitude experience achieved by participation in trail activities.
  • To support environmental education, to be a place for healing and self renewal, and facilitate an appreciation for the value of natural systems.
  • To support multiple use, non motorized, family recreation in a wide variety of unpopulated ecosystems.
  • To maintain a cooperative effort that involves volunteers and promotes a sense of public ownership.

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