Please be sensitive to parking regulations, trailheads, private property and access issues when recreating outdoors this winter.
The TMtC has been working with the Town of Ophir to come up with a parking solution for the east end of the Ophir Valley. We are pleased to announce that parking is available at the Ute Memorial in East Ophir for day use. The Town of Ophir does ask that visitors use the West Ophir parking (in front of the maintenance barn) on all plow days. Plowing in Ophir is challenging and we ask that backcountry users respect the Town’s needs to plow on snow days. If the Ute area is full, please do not park on the street in East Ophir, instead fall back to the West Ophir parking area. The Ute memorial is at the edge of East Ophir before you turn left and go uphill. THIS LOCATION IS ON THE EDGE OF THE SPRING GULCH AVALANCHE PATH. PARK AT YOUR OWN RISK. Continue reading
In the fall of 2015, Telluride Mountain Club received grant funding from the Access Fund and the American Alpine Club to replace anchors on our local climbing crags to create a safer climbing environment. We would like to extend a big thank you to both organizations for allowing us to replace old, faulty anchors and bolts on our climbing routes. Continue reading
The USFS office out of Norwood continues to clear the trails in our region. Here is the latest update of where they have been and where they are headed next. If you would like to join the Forest Service for any trail work days, please let us know and we will put you in touch with the correct people! Continue reading
What you need to know about trail etiquette and who had the right of way.
We all love using our regional trails, whether you are a hiker or mountain biker. Here is a mid-season reminder of who has the right of way when out on the trails. And remember, be courteous to your fellow hikers and bikers! Continue reading
Each week, the USFS office out of Norwood has been sending a team to clear and fix minor issues on trails around the region. Here’s the latest update from our USFS Norwood Ranger District Trails Manager. Thanks to their team for all the hard work!
This week the Norwood Trail Crew Tentatively plans to work:
Sneffels Highline: cleaning and maintenance
Trails Updates from the USFS as of July, 20, 2016
Sending a big thanks to the USFS for clearing trails in the Telluride region. Please let us know if there are any trails or sections of trails that you would like to see cleared in the comments section. Continue reading
Good news for San Miguel County residences and outdoor enthusiasts, the new Thunder Trails outside of Norwood, CO are now open!
The Thunder Trails System is open to hikers, mountain bikers, dirt bikers and horseback riders.
Enjoy the 19 miles of single track in the Thunder Trails system just outside of Norwood, Colorado. There are four interconnecting trail loops that offer fun and challenge for all. The trails west of Thunder Road (Forest Road 609) provide a rockier, more technical riding experience and offer views of Naturita Canyon. The trails east of Thunder Road travel through the ponderosa pine forest and open meadows, providing a smoother, faster ride. Learn more about these trails here. Continue reading
This fall, the Telluride Mountain Club (TMC) put together a survey to get an idea from community members about their vision for the future of Telluride’s regional trails system. The data that we have collected through this survey will help us draft a plan for the future of our trails and how to achieve the results we have received. 370 surveys were filled out in September and October of 2015, and here are the takeaways and results.
Survey Results, Overall Takeaways
- Mountain Bikers want trails to be improved and more to be established
- New trails should be built as multi-use trails
- New trails should be built as medium challenge terrain trails
- Hikers would like to see the High Country trails improved and to have better signage