Summer 2017 Trails Proposal

Telluride Mountain Club Summer 2017 Trails Proposal, Draft I

Telluride Mountain Club is happy to share with you our Summer 2017 Trails Proposal for the Telluride region. In the PDF document below, you will see that there are 7 proposed trails, reroutes, and connector trails included.

Please note that this is a conceptual plan and a living document. We anticipate to update and modify it as time progresses. The trails are conceptual, meaning not all have been scoped on the ground with exact alignments. The Telluride Mountain Club does not presume to have permission to cross property or implement any trail plan without permission from proper authorities.

We collectively look forward to the next steps in the approval process with various regional entities. If you have feedback, questions, or comments, please send them to:

This trails proposal has been submitted to: USFS, San Miguel County, Town of Telluride, and Town of Mountain Village.

View the full TMtC Trails Proposal PDF here.

Telluride Trail Work Days

The Telluride Mountain Club is teaming up with the USFS to bring you planned trail work days in Telluride throughout the summer.

Saturday, August 19 Details:

We will be working on the lower section of the Wasatch Trail, from where the Wasatch Trail meets the Bear Creek Trail, up to the bridge on the Wasatch Trail.

Meet: 9:00 AM at the bottom of Bear Creek Trail at the intersection of Pine Street.

Please bring your own snacks, lunch, sunscreen, hat, plenty of water, and work gloves! Volunteers need to wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. Volunteers need to wear a helmet, if you don’t want to wear the USFS helmet, bring your climbing or mountain bike helmet. See you on Saturday! Continue reading

Colorado Public Lands Day

What is Colorado Public Lands Day?

In May 2016, Colorado became the first state in the nation to establish a holiday recognizing the value of public lands within the state. From now on, the third Saturday in May will be known as Colorado Public Lands Day celebrating the significant contributions these lands have to our state. Be sure to get outside this Saturday, May 20 and enjoy your public lands! Learn more general information about Colorado Public Lands day here: Continue reading

State of the Art in Avalanche Rescue with Manuel Genswein

Join the Peter Inglis Avalanche Education Fund for an Evening with Manuel Genswein.

Genswein will be chatting about the state of the art in avalanche rescue techniques. Manuel is a gadfly in the avalanche community and he has insights and opinions on all aspects of avalanche rescue from equipment to techniques to incident management.

Monday, March 6
6:30 PM
Jagged Edge Mountain Gear
Free Beer
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Advanced Backcountry Companion Rescue Course

The Peter Inglis Avalanche Education Fund is proud to announce sponsorship of the Advanced Backcountry Companion Rescue Course being put on by Mountain Trip on Saturday, February 25th. The PI Fund is underwriting the course in order to keep participant entry at a low cost.

This course is designed for competent, frequently traveled backcountry users to increase their skill set in the backcountry. This is an opportunity for YOU to help make Telluride the model for a highly skilled backcountry community. Continue reading

Peter Inglis Avalanche Education Fund Presents: Stories from the Backcountry & Lessons Learned in the Mountains

Join the Peter Inglis Avalanche Education Fund on Thursday, February 9th for an array of lessons learned in the backcountry.

On tap for Thursday February 9th:

  • Julie Hodson-Inglis- Peter Inglis story from AK and what we can all learn from it
  • Elizabeth Lamphere from the IAN Fund- Ian’s story and Elizabeth’s takeaways
  • Elyse Parcell and her story and takeaway from the 2016 HWY 550 slide
  • Greg Hope and his story of an incident in the Grandfather Couloir in 2016
  • Jeff Davis from the CAIC will talk about the importance of submitting observations to the CAIC, a brief how-to and chat about how he comes up with his forecasts

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