CBTRA News Feed

CBTRA 2020

h i June 02, 2020

Hello CBTRA Members & Guest  Wow, it’s been a crazy year so far with the Covid-19 virus. All I can say is I’m so thankful that we live where we live. I hope everybody is feeling healthy and strong and ready to ride hard in 2020.  Our spring snow never really arrived. I sure hope we get another shot at some snow up in the high country but it’s not... read more...

Sunday July 28th Trail/Work Day

h i July 28, 2019

Hey Everybody, We are having our first trail/work day for 2019 with the Forrest Service on Basalt Mountain, Sunday July 28th. We will be meeting at 9:00 a.m. at the Red Table OHV park lot off of Cottonwood Pass Rd. Sounds like we're gonna be doing some work just off of Red Table Rd and Mile Post 1 Trail. We usually work for approximately 3-4 hrs then after go for a little ride and then... read more...

CBTRA 2019 Letter

h i June 05, 2019

Hello CBTRA Members & Guest, I hope you all had a great winter. What a winter it was. I can’t believe that Aspen Mountains last (finally) day was yesterday. I know that all this snow in the high country is super healthy and being in the ski business I am very grateful but I am so ready to start riding in the Roaring Fork Valley.  For the 2019 season we will again work... read more...

Trail/Work Day - Sunday Sept 9th - Triangle Peak

h i September 09, 2018

Trail/Work Day coming up on Triangle Peak. We really need a good showing for this work day. Please, Please, Please come out and help us on September 9th, Sunday. We will meet at the park area at 8:30 and start working at 9:00.  Parking lot is on Upper River Road right off of Gerbaz Way.  This will be the last trail/work day for 2018. After we work/ride we will be having a end of... read more...

Basalt Mountain Open

h i August 21, 2018

Just a heads up to let everybody know that a majority of the dirt bike trails on Basalt Mountain are back open. You will need to access the trails from Cottonwood Pass. The Basalt Mountain Park area is not accessible at this time. You can park in the OHV park lot off of Cottonwood Pass and access the singletrack trails off of Red Table Road. Green Gate Trail is open and the... read more...

Basalt Mountain Trail Day Cancelled

h i August 07, 2018

Hey Everybody, Our August 19th trail/work day with the Forest Service on Basalt Mtn has been canceled once again because of the Lake Christine Fire. Even though the fire is almost out, the Basalt Mtn trails are still closed. The Forest Service would like to continue the Ambassador Program and get feedback from riders. Since Basalt Mtn is closed, they would like info about Triangle... read more...

June 24th Trail Day Basalt Mountain

h i June 13, 2018

Happy Dirt Bike Season! Our season is just about to go wide open with snow melting and gates opening.  My name is Dave Fond and I am the new President for CBTRA. I’ve lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for 20 years now. I manage Incline Ski & Board Shops in the winter months and work part time in the summer for KTM of Aspen and Aspen Dirt Bike School.  My wife... read more...

2018 Spring Organization Meeting

h i April 09, 2018

Happy Spring, Single Track Trail Riders! With the onset of warmer weather and diminishing snow pack, thoughts of getting back on my motorcycle occupy my daily routine. As my younger brother once said “Any day you’re putting on riding gear is a good day”. As former president of the CBTRA its my hope this correspondence will motivate some of the younger riders to step... read more...

CBTRA 2017 Membership + Trail Work Dates

h i June 06, 2017

Time:  For Sunday June 25th we'll be meeting at 9:00AM at the Basalt Mountain parking area. For those unfamiliar with the location see: https://goo.gl/maps/X0yJ5mPv1Z262   Fellow single-track trail riders as of today only two riders have re upped their CBTRA membership for 2017. I am sure for most of you this is just slipped your mind. So just a couple of... read more...

Oct 2nd Greengate Volunteer Trail Work

h i October 02, 2016

Looking for vounteers for work day on Sunday October 2nd 9:00AM. M eet at the new red tables parking lot on cotton wood pass rd just before the entrance to FR514.  See image for location of the work area. The project will include ripping and seeding portions of the road to narrow it to singletrack, slashing the seeded areas, installing drainage on the trail, installing an... read more...

Basalt Mountain Trail Work

h i June 26, 2016

Sorry about the short notice, this Sunday June 26,2016 CBTRA has a workday planned in coordination with Brendan Kelly of the Holy Cross Ranger district.   The meeting time is 9:00 AM and the location to meet is the new parking area on cottonwood pass. The trail work is planned for theGreen Gate trail for brush clearing and trail repairs. The project will finish by 1PM so... read more...

Trail Ambassador & Work Day

h i September 15, 2015

 Just a reminder to all trail riders that bow hunting season (Archery) is underway.  Give the bow hunters a break and limit your riding hours from 10 AM till 2PM.  Limiting our riding hours during Bow Season and Black Powder Season is part of motorized user’s accommodations to The Colorado Parks and Wildlife folks.  Trail Ambassador Program:  The Trail... read more...

Hunting Reminder & CBTRA Happenings

h i September 07, 2015

Just a reminder to all trail riders that bow hunting season (Archery) is underway. Give the bow hunters a break and limit your riding hours from 10 AM till 2PM. Limiting our riding hours during Bow Season and Black Powder Season is part of motorized user’s accommodations to The Colorado Parks and Wildlife folks. CPW provides OHV trail maintenance monies to our area and in return we... read more...

Future of The Castle Creek Valley

h i July 16, 2015

Castle Creek Valley is seeing an ever increasing demand for recreational uses and has a rich educational, cultural and residential history. Come join the conversation and tell us why Castle special place to you.   WHAT: Open House WHEN: Thursday, July 16th, 5 PM - 7 PM WHERE: Sister Cities Meeting Room, City Hall   130 S. Galena... read more...

2015 Season Is Here

h i March 07, 2015

 Saturday, March 7, 2015   Fellow Trail Riders,   The early warmer weather in February inspired a number of riders to dust off their machines and hit the trails in Dubuque and Rifle, among other destinations. The rest of us have been “thinking about it”. So while you contemplate your next ride, please REMEMBER that CBTRA needs you! We need you... read more...

COHVCO 2015 Workshop

h i January 27, 2015

COHVCO is seeking topic for 2015 OHV workshop. See announcement here:  http://cbtra.org/news/cohvco read more...

Trail Maps Full Size

h i August 17, 2014

Here are the trail maps recently posted but in full size, 1 map per page Bocco Mountain Hubbard Mesa (JQS) Red Hill Gypsum Red Table Trail System (Basalt Mountain)   read more...

Trail Maps

h i August 12, 2014

Trail maps in pdf format of Basalt Mountain, Triangle Peak, Bocco Mountain, Red Hill Gypsum, and Hubbard Mesa (Rifle JQS) Trail Maps.pdf read more...

Basalt to Gypsum Proactive Adaptive Management Plan

h i July 09, 2014

Please look over the attached management plan. This type of plan was established as part of the Tenderfoot Mountain 21 mile single track trail approval. Send comments to gregf@sopris.net Basalt_to_Gypsum_Proactive_Adaptive_Management_Plan.pdf read more...

June 22nd Trail Work Day (1/2 Day)

h i June 22, 2014

 June 22nd Trail Work Day (1/2 day)   Thank you  for opening the Colorado Backcountry Trailriders Alliance e-mail.  The CBTRA is reaching out with a rider request and some brief news. The Request:   We have over 600 riders on our contact list, but only about 3% participate and about the same amount actually sign up as members. So when... read more...

June 22nd Trail Work Day

h i June 22, 2014

On opening day (JUNE 22nd) we have a half-day trail workday scheduled. The Place is the Basalt Mountain trailhead parking lot and we plan on meeting at 8:30AM, the plan is to ride in to the Lone Pine area where the Forest service will have pre staged tools. If you prefer not to ride and rather walk in there a limited number of seats available. Contact the CBTRA website for additional... read more...

Trail Work Day Poster

h i June 18, 2014

Print it out and pin it up Trail_Work_Poster.pdf   read more...

Basalt to Gypsum

h i March 27, 2014

Notice of Proposed Action: Basalt to Gypsum Motorized Singletrack Trail Basalt_to_Gypsum.pdf   read more...

Tenderfoot Mountain Trails System Project

h i February 13, 2014

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Brandon Siegfried Writes on Roadway Juristiction

h i January 16, 2014

Several cases have affirmed the State's jurisdiction over rights-of-way : In Colorado v. Toll, 268 U.S. 278, 1925 - The National Park Service tried to assert exclusive control over the roads within the Park. The Supreme Court held that the creation of Rocky Mountain National Park did not take jurisdiction away from the State of Colorado over existing roads within the Park.  ... read more...

CBTRA Meeting with Wilderness Workshop

h i December 12, 2013

CBTRA has been working to keep the Triangle peak trails open and the links from Rocky Ford trail and Miller creek open   CBTRA members met with Will Rouche and Wilderness Workshop to discuss how we can maintain access to this area. read more...

Trail Work - Red Rime / Kobey Park

h i September 22, 2013

CBTRA with the help of U.S.F.S, Stay The Trail, and Yamaha OHV inititive had a good trail work day. Some re-routing and seed work was done in the Triangle Peak trail system. read more...

Basalt Mountain Trail Work

h i August 11, 2013

CBTRA with the Forest Service and Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers made great progress on a trail reroute and fence line crossings. read more...

CBTRA Announces Trail Work Days

h i August 02, 2013

We have put up some posters and got a few radio spots for our 2013 trail work days. Check the events page for the latest information read more...

CBTRA Approved For Yamaha OHV Access Initiative

h i May 17, 2013

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. is pleased to inform you that the Colorado Backcountry TrailRiders Assoication application for an Access Initiative GRANT has been approved for the Basalt to Gypsum Trail project in the amount of $3,180... PDF of the document read more...