2022 Trail Crew Schedule

Welcome to 2022 Trail Dogs!
Let’s hope it brings us all back outdoors again, possibly without masks at some future date. In the meantime, since we’re often asked what the new season holds for us, here’s an update of what the Trail Dogs have in store.

For newcomers, our tasks are broken into two categories: Corridor Maintenance, that is, removing foliage that is trying to takeover passage along the route and Tread Improvement, especially dealing with Erosion Control. Typically in the spring corridor maintenance takes precedence as we don’t have to concern our selves with frozen ground. As Mother Nature gets herself warmed up, tread improvement, becomes the major work.
We generally work one to three days per week, but please don’t feel you need to be out every day. Remember, you are a volunteer. By the way, if you manage to get 48 hours in, you qualify for a Colorado State Parks pass for next year that is good for all state parks in Colorado.

For the most part, our weekly tasks keep us along the trails in the lower park. However, this season we might spend time on top of Cheyenne Mountain itself. Though we haven’t taken inventory on the upper section of the Dixon Trail nor the other top-of-the mountain trails yet, that will likely have some impact on our overall schedule.

IMPORTANT!: All new and prospective volunteers at Cheyenne Mountain State Park must complete the Volunteer Application on the website of the State Park. To be connected with the Cheyenne Mountain State Park Trail Dogs, please select “Trail Building & Maintenance” in the Interests listing.  You may also  contact Monique Mullis at  monique.mullis@state.co.us. Once you are on our crew list, you will also be contacted weekly by one of our trail crew coordinators with upcoming projects. 

On work days, please wear long pants, sturdy work shoes, and work gloves, and bring rain gear, sun-screen, insect repellant, eye-protection, a daypack to carry it, and plenty of water. Bring a lunch and/or snack.

Jack Busher (co.jbusher@gmail.com)   719-331-5931 and
Warren Pierce(warrenlpierce@msn.com)
Trail Crew Coordinators

2022 Trail Maintenance Dates

March 7, 11, 19, 24,  and 31st – All March sessions run 8:30am to 1:30pm

April  4, 6, 18, 20, 25 and 28th – All April sessions run 8:30am to 1:30pm

May 2, 4, 9,11, 16, 20 and 28th – All May sessions run 8:00am to 1:30pm

June 1, 3, 9, 13, 15, 21 and 24th – All June sessions run 8:00am to 1:30pm

July 2, 7, 11, 13, 18, 22, and 30th – All July sessions run 7:30am to 1:30pm

August 4, 10, 12, 18, 22, and 29th – All August sessions run 7:30am to 1:30pm

September 2, 7, 9, 15, 19, 21, and 28th – All Sept. sessions run 8:00am to 1:30pm

October 4, 7, 8, 14, and 20th – All October sessions fun 8:30am to 1:30pm

**Additional days may be scheduled depending on priorities and needs.