Based in Durango, Colorado, Trails 2000 is a
501c3 organization that builds and maintains trails; educates trail users and encourages
connectivity on road, path and trail.
Support our Work.
June 5, 2017
If you use the trails in Durango, you know there is no fee to entry. From the great rides in Horse Gulch and Twin Buttes, to the scenic hikes on Skyline or Animas Mountain, to the high country adventures on Hermosa Creek or the Colorado Trail, and so much more, we are lucky to live and play in a town where access to trails and outdoor recreation is right out our front door.
Trails 2000 is happy to be with you every step of the way as your local non profit trails organization, making the connection between your ride or hike and how the trails are built and maintained. Trails 2000 plans, builds and maintains the area trails on City Open Space, County, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, Fort Lewis College, and private lands, creating a network of trail connections that provide over 300 miles of trails within 30 minutes of town.
It’s the perfect time to join the many Durango locals that are Trails 2000 members and help drive our efforts to build and maintain our trails. This June, a generous donor has offered to contribute $5,000 if we match this amount with another $5,000. Please join our Dirt Drive Crowdfunding Campaign during the month of June to celebrate our work on the Colorado Trail. Trails 2000 adopts the longest section of the Colorado Trail in the entire state; from replacing Gudy’s Bench, clearing more than 75 downed trees from Champion Venture to town, and hosting our annual Colorado Trail Work Weekend, June 23-25. The Colorado Trail is a gem to our community.
The matching grant was contributed by Wendy and Tom Barney. The Barney’s are longtime Trails 2000 supporters and believe in the power of Trails 2000 and its cadre of volunteers to improve our community through trails and trail connections. Getting kids outside and keeping our community healthy by connecting to trails is something both Wendy and Tom are passionate about.
Wendy is a real estate associate at Sotheby’s and Tom, former CEO of Osprey Packs for the past 15 years, is now consulting with local CEOs and start-ups interested in seeing their passions through to the bottom line. Tom serves as vice chair on the Colorado 14’ers board of directors and is well aware of the trails backlog in the state of Colorado.
“I’ve been using the wonderful trails in and around Durango since moving here 16 years ago,” said Tom. “We’re so happy to have a non profit that makes access to our public lands their mission and does it so successfully. This challenge grant is a great opportunity for Wendy and me to give back and to inspire others to donate to Trails 2000.”
“Wendy and Tom are friends of Trails 2000. They understand the connection to the outdoors and the positive economic impact trails provide our community,” said Trails 2000 Executive Director Mary Monroe Brown. “This challenge grant is an opportunity for us to reach the hundreds of trail users who aren’t current members but are big trail users. Perhaps they are not aware that Trails 2000 partners with the City, County, BLM, Forest Service and local land managers to plan, build and maintain the local trails, no matter the land ownership, so we can all have access to these vast and wonderful trail experiences.”
Access to the challenge grant can be found via the social fundraising platform site: Crowdrise.
By donating through the Dirt Drive today, you’ll know your donation was matched dollar-for-dollar. Please help us meet our goals and then hop on that bike, lace up your shoes or put the lease on your pup knowing your contribution is making a difference for Durango’s trails.
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