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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program and Committee Information

​​Planning Trails with Wildlife in Mind

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​In 2020, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) convened a Task Force made up of 20 local, state and federal land managers from across the state. Their charge was to develop the 2021 version of Planning Trails with Wildlife in Mind, which updates the best practices and science for Colorado's land managers, trail advocates, and conservationists engaged in trail planning. This guide focuses extensively on collaborative approaches to problem solving to meet both conservation and recreation goals.

View or download it here: Planning Trails with Wildlife in Mind

State Trails Committee Upcoming Meetings

The Colorado Recreational Trails Committee consists of nine members appointed by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission. Members represent Colorado's seven congressional districts, one at-large member who currently represents snowmobile interests, and one member who represents the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO Board.

See the annual meeting schedule and upcoming meeting information at State Trails Committee Meetings and Agendas page.


​Grant Applications

Non-Motorized Trails Grant​ Program

The 2020-2021 application window is NOW OPEN and extends to October 4, 2021.

Visit our Grant Application webpage for details.

We will be hosting two webinars to go over our program policies, application requirements, and commonly asked questions. To register for a webinar, click on a link below:

​2021 National Park Service Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program Grant

The purpose of the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP) is to provide grants to acquire and/or develop public lands for outdoor recreation purposes that are located in or are directly accessible to neighborhoods or communities that have an economically disadvantaged population and are underserved in terms of parks and recreation resources.


  • August 5, 2021 Scope of work summary and a map for CPW wildlife impact reviews
  • August 26, 2021 Full application submission

Send to with '2021 ORLP Application' in the subject box.

Grant Information and Application Forms

Motorized Trails Grant​ Program

The 2021-2022 application window is NOW CLOSED. The 2022-2023 cycle will open on October 1, 2021, with applications due on December 3, 2021. Updated information and instructions on how to apply will be posted on the OHV Grant Application page.