Trail Maintenance


Trail Work Co-Coordinators: &

In an effort to develop and improve our relationship with the Columbine Ranger District Forest Service Office, who is responsible for making sure we are able to access certain parts of our course and granting us our permits, we are enhancing our volunteer trail work program. Hardrock has joined efforts with Megan Finnesy and the Silverton Double Dirty 30 as well as the Silverton Single Track Society to adopt and maintain the trails in the Silverton area.

The Hardrock Trail Work days are yet to be finalized, but are typically the Saturday/Sunday of the weekend before the run.

We are looking for a handful of people who are willing to get trained to be Trail Boss Leaders and Chain Saw Certified. Each trail boss will work with a group of 8 - 10 volunteers and direct them in making much needed trail improvements, improving water drainage, deberming, and laying rock for steps if needed.

Trail Boss Training


Update July 10, 2018 from Rick Trujillo

Hello Everyone

This information email has been delayed for a great many reasons, one of them being that I have I have had to divide the mailing list in two to allow mailing-it seems that Outlook is cantankerous about how many names and emails in can handle in a single mailing. Like it or not, I am still in the learning phase and I am sending this email out in two separate mailings.

This message is very short, first to learn whether my mailing list repair is in fact the right repair, and to inform a little more about the upcoming trail work scheduled for Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15. An intense rain storm this past Sunday afternoon did a lot of damage to the Ouray Bear Creek trail and the work schedule announced in my July 1 email is being revised. Exactly where we will be working on both days has not yet been decided. I can say nothing more at this point but will inform when everything has been decided, hopefully later today, but certainly by early tomorrow (July 13) morning.

What I can and will say right now is that all who want to do trail work on Saturday (July 14) must be at the Silverton School gym at 6:00 am (except for those who opt for traveling directly to Sherman). We have been informed that all Hardrock trail workers must have long pants, work boots, and (leather) gloves. If you do not have these items you will not be allowed to do trail work on that day. Also, the monsoon rains have arrived and I recommend that you bring a rain jacket. So far the rains have been in the mid to late afternoon, but Saturday is forecast with light rain in the morning, thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Trail work for Sunday, as above, is presently undecided as to what time and where but there will be trail work. A lot of complications arose in the aftermath of the Ouray storm last Sunday afternoon.

I will send another set of emails later today or early tomorrow with more specific information, once I myself know what has been decided. This email is to inform that, in case some may have wondered because of this delay, I am still in the loop; and to inform about the required and recommended clothing.

Rick Trujillo
HRH Trail Work Volunteers Coordinator

Past Updates

7/10/18 - Rick Trujillo

7/1/18 - Rick Trujillo

6/5/18 - Rick Trujillo

5/10/18 - Rick Trujillo

4/7/18 - Rick Trujillo

3/13/18 - Rick Trujillo

2/5/18 - Rick Trujillo

1/7/18 - Rick Trujillo

6/1/17 - Rick Trujillo

5/1/17 - Rick Trujillo

4/2/17 - Rick Trujillo

3/1/17 - Rick Trujillo

7/6/16 - Rick Trujillo

6/21/16 - Megan Finnesy

6/21/16 - Rick Trujillo

5/23/16 - Rick Trujillo

4/23/16 - Rick Trujillo

3/23/16 - Rick Trujillo

2/25/16 - Rick Trujillo