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Trailwork Buffalo Creek

The Colorado Mountain Bicycle Association is dedicated to building new singletrack trails and helping land mangers maintain current trails.  COMBA started out as the Trail Conservation Services in 1991 maintaining trails and to this day building and maintaining trails in one of our main goals.

We have a strong paternership with the USFS in the Platte River Ranger District which has enabled us to work with the USFS to build, maintain and reroute many miles of single track in the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area. In 2011 COMBA completed the Black Jack and Rasberry Ridge trails, the first trails to be completely built by a mountain bike advocacy organization in the Buffalo Creek area.  With those trails under our belt we worked with the USFS to get approval for a new trail circumnavigating Little Scraggy peak, and in 2013 we broke ground on the Little Scraggy trail which includes a loop around Kelsey Campground and will add another 9 miles of buff singletrack to the area. Today, we continue to work with the USFS and the Platte River Ranger District to build new and maintain existing trails.

We are entirely a volunteer lead and run organization. If you want to see great trails built and maintained in the Colorado Front Range, please join us at a volunteer work day in conjunction with one of our current projects. Work days are often paired with educational trail building workshops run by organizations like the US Forest Service and IMBA. Explore all the projects we are currently working on in the "Our Projects" tab.

Cub Creek Trail Work Week 2

Monday
9
Jul, 2018

Cub Creek Trail Work Week 2

Cub Creek is located in south Evergreen in Arapaho National Forest. It's been needing lots of love for a long time. Join COMBA and Teens Inc. to clear rubble, lose rock, and build drains where the trail is eroded. Volunteers should wear work clothes, bring gloves, water, and lunch. Days start at...

Cub Creek Trail Work Week 1

Monday
18
Jun, 2018

Cub Creek Trail Work Week 1

Cub Creek is located in south Evergreen in Arapaho National Forest. It's been needing lots of love for a long time. Join COMBA and Teens Inc. to clear rubble, lose rock, and build drains where the trail is eroded. Volunteers should wear work clothes, bring gloves, water, and lunch. Days start at...

Ladies' Dig Night w/VIDA @ Dakota

Wednesday
13
Jun, 2018

Ladies' Dig Night w/VIDA @ Dakota

Hey Ladies! Time to give back to our trails in more ways than money

Trail Project Status

So what’s happening in the world of trails with COMBA? Our Trails Team has a ton of projects going on all over the Front Range. Below is a down and dirty recap of what’s been going on. Wanna get involved? Just shoot us an email to trails@comba.org to let us know. Bailey Trails Fully funded (CPW Grant & partners) the North Elk Creek Connector which will head north out of Staunton SP and...Read more

Trail Adopter Program

The Buffalo Creek Trail System is a collection of 20 trails; most of them within the USFS managed Pike Forest, a large undertaking indeed for one person to manage. To more efficiently maintain these trails, COMBA is putting into practice a “Trail Adopter” program modeled after similar successful implementations by other organizations. James Kovaly will remain as the overall Trail Coordinator for...Read more

Become A COMBA Trail Construction Guru

Everyone loves new trails… Don’t You? Want to have some input on the design and construction of new trails? Well here’s your chance. COMBA has a busy trail construction and maintenance season ahead and we’re looking for eight enthusiastic volunteers who are interested in becoming Trail Crew leaders. Based in Denver, the Outdoor Stewardship Institute is offering Crew Leadership training programs...Read more

Volunteer Reward Program

COMBA volunteers can earn deep discounts from hundreds of outdoor manufacturers through a partnership with REI and IMBA. Any volunteer accumulating 20 hours of volunteer time in 2011 will be given a code for 30 days access to ProMotive – an industry insider's site where manufacturers offer their products at deeply discounted pro-deal pricing. Find out more about these rewards by joining us for...Read more

Virginia Canyon Open Space (Area 28) Facts and FAQ

Virginia Canyon Open Space (Area 28) General Info Virgina Canyon Open Space (Area 28)is approximately 400 acres of land within Idaho Springs. The boundaries run roughly north of the Argo Mine & Mill to the Santa Fe Mine Road and the length of town east to west. It is bisected by Virginia Canyon Road. The land was set aside for recreation since held by the BLM. Before the BLM the land was part...Read more
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