Since its establishment in 1971, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Recreational Trails Program has actively encouraged the development of a variety of trails.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife's (CPW) Trails Program, a statewide program within the division, administers grants for trail-related projects on an annual basis. Local, county, and state governments, federal agencies, special recreation districts, and non-profit organizations with management responsibilities over public lands may apply for and are eligible to receive non-motorized and motorized trail grants. Successful trail projects must support the goals of the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) and the Strategic Plan of the State Trails Program.
How are we doing? Tell us about your experience on one of the many trails Colorado Parks and Wildlife helps maintain and manage. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Motorized OHV Grant Program
The 2023-2024 application window is NOW OPEN and extends to December 2, 2022. Visit our grant application webpage for details.
Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) Program
The 2023 National Park Service Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) Program Grant is NOW OPEN through December 16, 2022. Visit our LWCF grant application page for details on how to apply.
2022 Colorado Recreational Trails Committee Vacancy Announcement
The State Trails Program is requesting applications for an opening in Congressional District 6. Information and application links are posted on the
2016 -2026 Statewide Trails Strategic Plan
As part of the “Colorado the Beautiful” initiative, Colorado Parks and Wildlife's State Trails Program prepared a Statewide Trails Strategic Plan. The “Colorado The Beautiful” Initiative emphasizes protecting Colorado’s outdoors, connecting people to the outdoors and linking outdoor areas in Colorado. During the strategic planning process, valuable public input was utilized. The plan was approved by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission on September 8, 2016.
View the Final Colorado Trails Strategic Plan on the Statewide Trails Strategic Plan page.
CPW's OHV Program provides registration and use permit services for designated OHV trails on Colorado's public lands.