Welcome to 2021 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 Jason Hagan at Jason.Hagan@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 (email@example.com) 719-331-5931 and
Trail Crew Coordinators
2021 Trail Maintenance Dates
May 3, 5, 10,14, 26 and 28th – All May sessions run 8:30am to 1:30pm
June 3, 11, 14, 16, 21, and 25th – All June sessions run 8:30am to 1:30pm
July 8, 12, 14, 19, 23, 29, and 31st – All July sessions run 8:00am to 1:00pm
August 11, 13, 19, 23, 25, and 30th – All August sessions run 8:00am to 1:00pm
September 1, 3, 8, 10, 20, 22, and 27th – All Sept. sessions run 8:30am to 1:30pm
October 1, 5, 13, 15, and 21st – All October sessions fun 8:30am to 1:30pm
**Additional days may be scheduled depending on priorities and needs.