About Us

The Colorado Backcountry Trail Riders Alliance is based in Carbondale, Colorado. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by volunteers whose scope of interest lies in keeping trails open and sustainable within the White River National Forest and surrounging BLM lands for motorized use.

We advocate motorized rights, personal responsibility and stewardship and as well as developing partnerships with other user groups.

The club has been in existence since the 2002 and currently has a membership of approximately 65 members. It began in Crested Butte and the Gunnison Basin and in 2006 expanded it’s scope of interest to include the White River National Forest. The club has experienced several scoping and comment periods and provided input into the current Travel Management Plans in both the Gunnison and White River National Forests. Now that both plans have been implemented the needs of both communities in those areas was far too great for the CBTRA to handle effectively. In early 2011 the Gunnison Valley OHV Alliance of Trail Riders - GOATS – formed to take on the Gunnison Basin. CBTRA now concentrates it’s time working directly with the Forest Service and BLM in the White River National Forest and surrounding public lands.

Now the WRNF plan has been implemented, the real work begins as we will be working directly with the FS and BLM trail crews as well as developing partnerships with the motorized community and other user groups in maintaining trails on public lands.

We need your help. We organize about 4 trail work days per season. See latest news for details and join us