The Responsible Recreation Foundation is proud to announce the expansion of the Colorado Trail Patrol. The OHV trail-monitoring program will have a larger scope, a new name to match its increased objectives, and a new website.
The Colorado Trail Patrol will now be known as the Stay The Trail Ambassadors.
This new name reflects the close relationship this program will have with the Stay The Trail educational campaign. Over the years, Stay The Trail has united the Colorado OHV community behind the ethics of responsible trail use. Now, those dedicated enthusiasts will have the opportunity to participate in sharing that ethic with other trail users and a calendar of trail events they can assist with.
Stay The Trail Ambassadors are encouraged to help through 4 simple steps of Ride, Educate, Monitor, and Maintain.
The program builds off of the existing support OHV enthusiasts have shown for the Colorado Trail Patrol. Those previously trained individuals will be rolled into the new system (if you are a CTP volunteer, look for an email in the next few days updating you with a few new training tips). For new volunteers, we hold online training sessions every few weeks. Check our online calendar for the next upcoming time.
Our volunteers are encouraged to keep doing what they love, enjoying Colorado’s extensive OHV trails. Colorado’s OHV community’s intense enthusiasm is what drives this program.
Being role models while they are out on the trails is the best way to reinforce responsible trail ethics with other enthusiasts. Volunteers are prepared and encouraged to speak with other enthusiast’s they meet on the trail regarding responsible OHV use. Peer-to-peer reinforcement is crucial in cultivating a statewide culture of stewardship. Stay The Trail educational material will be provided for volunteers to carry with them. When you meet someone on the trail or trailhead, it is always a teachable moment.
Trail conditions change on a weekly basis. Volunteers have access to an online reporting system where they can upload photos and GPS waypoints of maintenance and signage issues. Active monitoring quickly alerts land managers to issues in an effort to prevent an issue from becoming something larger that can jeopardize a trail’s sustainability.
Join other enthusiasts as we assist land management agencies perform needed maintenance projects. Our calendar will be a hub of information concerning all types of OHV trail projects that need more manpower. Stay The Trail staff will also be organizing unique trail clean-up events and responding to situations that need immediate assistance.
Clubs – Please contact us with details about any upcoming trail projects you have organized. Use our calendar and network to spread the word to other interested OHV enthusiasts. If you have an idea for a larger, needed OHV trail project; LET US KNOW. We can help organize.
Find out more about upcoming projects and Ambassador training on our new website, StayTheTrailAmbassadors.org and find us on Facebook.