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Colorado's Recreational Trails Committee
Colorado's Recreational Trails Committee

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​​Colorado Recreational Trails Committee ​

The Colorado Recreational Trails Committee​ consists of nine members (current roster) appointed by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission representing Colorado’s seven congressional districts, one at-large member that currently represents snowmobile interests, and one member who represents the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board.

Section 33-11-105 of the Colorado Revised Statutes and the Commission’s Policy A-104 establishes and refines the Trails Committee’s membership and representation requirements. In accordance with state statute, the State Recreational Trails Committee reviews, scores, and ranks grant applications and formulates funding recommendations to the Commission for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Division’s (CPW) Trail Grant Programs. The Trails Committee advises the Commission and CPW on all matters pertaining to trails, their use, extent, location and funding.

Pursuant to the Commission’s Policy A-104 regarding membership and appointments:

Committee Tenure: Committee appointments are staggered with four appointments made every two years. Committee member appointments are term limited to two a four year terms.

Committee Vacancies: Vacancies on the Trails Committee are created by resignation, expiration of appointed terms, or removal with cause from the Trails Committee by the Commission. If a vacancy on the Trails Committee occurs, a successor will be appointed by the Commission to fill the unexpired term.

​2017 Colorado Recreational Trails Committee Vacancies Announcement and Application

Currently there are two vacant representative positions on the Colorado Recreation Trails Committee and a third will be opening July 2017. The Committee member representative vacancies are from Congressional Districts 1, 6, and 7 (Colorado Congressional District map​). CPW is seeking candidates to fill those Committee vacancies.

If you are interested in serving on the Colorado Recreational Trails Committee, please complete the Committee application and submit it to on or before March 23, 2017, by the end of the business day. Candidates are also invited to submit a resume with their application as an option. Applicants must reside in the Congressional District that they will represent to be considered.

Appointments will be made in May by the Commission and the first Committee meeting for the new appointment will be in Denver, CO on June 23, 2017​.

The roles of the Recreational Trails Committee (RTC) are to:

  • Advise Colorado's Trails Program on strategic and policy issues.
  • Review trail grant procedures and funding programs.
  • Provide a liaison with trail user groups.
  • Help plan and participate in the Colorado Trails Symposium and other events.

Please send all public comments and messages to All comments will be provided to the State Trails Committee member(s).​