Rules of the Trail

We fully support the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics 7 principles.  These include:

  1. Plan Ahead & Prepare.
  2. Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces.
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly.
  4. Leave What You Find.
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts.
  6. Respect Wildlife.
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors.

Follow this link to their website to learn more about each principle.

We also follow and believe in Colorado’s Outdoor Principles.  Colorado’s Outdoor Principles are a set of seven guidelines for advancing outdoor recreation and conservation.  These include:

  1. ​Public Lands – ​Outdoor recreation and conservation require that a diversity of lands and waters be publicly owned, available for public access, and cared for properly.
  2. Private Lands – Within Colorado’s diversity of land and waters, private land provides a balance of conservation and access for outdoor recreation and conservation of landscapes.
  3. Working Together – Both recreation and conservation are needed to sustain Colorado’s quality of life. Both are beneficial to local economic well-being,  for personal health, and for sustaining Colorado’s natural resources.
  4. Minimize Impact – All recreation has an impact. Coloradans have an obligation to minimize these impacts across the places they recreate and the larger landscape through ethical outdoor behavior.
  5. Management and Education – Proactive management solutions, combined with public education, is necessary to care for land, water, and wildlife, and to provide the protections needed to maintain quality recreation opportunities.
  6. Science-based Decisions – Physical, biological and social science must inform the management of outdoor recreation.
  7. Stable Funding – Long-term, stable and diverse funding sources are essential to protect the environment and support outdoor recreation.

Follow this link to their website to learn more about these outdoor principles.

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