We extend our most sincere compliments to all the volunteers that came out in June to assist Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) in support of cleaning hinge points and drains at all the re-built switchbacks and rebuilding the upper most switchback on Hummingbird Trail for their recently opened 9.5 mile trail connecting Reynolds Park with the Colorado Trail at the confluence of the north fork and main stem of the S. Platte River.  Feedback from JCOS and trail users on the results has been outstanding!

On August 12th, 2017 the Trailblazers will be partnering with the S. Platte Ranger District in the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area of the Pike National Forest.  We will be cleaning up several hinge points and adding armoring to a turn on the lower section of Nice Kitty TrailAccess is very good, i.e., short hike, and close to the staging area!  Please review a bit of detail below for our 8/12/2017 Trail Day.


Colorado Trailblazers provide . . .

 We’ll supply Breakfast . . . Bagels, Spread, Juice, & Coffee!

  • When we’re done with the trail work, there will be a post work BBQ with Burgers, Brats, Cookies & Chips!
  • All Tools and Leadership to build great trail.

Directions . . .

  • From Denver take U.S. 285 south to County Highway 126, Pine Junction, then south on 126.  Proceed through Pine Grove to Buffalo Creek (where the North Fork of the S. Platte River crosses the road). About ½ mile south of the North Fork of the S. Platte River crossing County Highway 126, turn west (right) onto Buffalo Creek Rd. (FS Rd. 543).  A primitive lot with portable toilet is located approximately ¼ mi. west on FS 543 from Highway 126.  However, we suggest driving west on FS Rd. 543 approximately 1 mi. from Highway 126 in the proximity of the first metal gate on FS 543.  The trail building staging area is just past the metal gate on the left.
  • Look for the Trailblazers’ tent canopies on the left just past the gate.
  • Plan your travel to arrive around 8:00 am to get fueled up and meet everyone.

Volunteers need to bring . . .

 Enthusiasm and energized muscles to help us build these great trails for our community!

  • Wear comfortable work clothes . . . long pants, long sleeve shirt, and boots!
  • Bring a lunch, snacks and lots of water for during the day while on trail!
  • Don’t forget work gloves, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and jacket, just in case!

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