2023 Trail Crew Schedule

Welcome to 2023 Trail Dogs!
The Trail Dogs have hit the trail running (so to speak) this season.  We have already had 8 workdays, not including the 4 or 5 we had to cancel because of weather.

With the constant rain over the past several weeks, the Park trails are experiencing unprecedented damage and the Trail Dogs have been working to repair and prevent further damage.

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/early summer corridor maintenance takes precedence. As Mother Nature gets herself warmed up, tread improvement, becomes the major work.

We generally work one or two 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, current trail issues will keep us along the trails in the lower park. However, this season we will spend time on top of Cheyenne Mountain itself. We know we have corridor and tread maintenance issues on the upper section of the Dixon Trail and the other top-of-the mountain trails and will be fitting those issues into our 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.

Rick Upton-uptonrus@gmail.com
Trail Crew Coordinator

July 2023 Trail Dog Scheduled Work Dates

July 12, 25, 27, and 29.  Times and places TBD via email via the CMSP Trail Dogs email group.

**We will publish scheduled workdays by month to avoid significant changes.

Trail Dogs repairing tread on Blackmer Trail June 2023