2018 Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Great Trails Workshop –
Canon City




The Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO) in conjunction with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the US Forest Service, and the US Bureau of Land Management, will be conducting an OHV trails workshop in Canon City, CO on June 22-24, 2018. The 3-day workshop will consist of classroom sessions on June 22, at the Quality Inn Canon City and field sessions on June 23-24, on the Royal Gorge Field Office and San Carlos Ranger District. Field sessions will involve walking to various sites on the trail system so bring your best hiking shoes, appropriate clothing, and drinking water.


When: June 22-24
Where:Quality Inn – Canon City
3075 E US 50
Canon City, CO 81212





Registration is $80, until June 8. After June 8th registration is $90. The number of participants is limited, so register early. If you have problems registering, please contact our office at trailhead@nohvcc.org or call us at 800-348-6487.


Attendees must provide their own transportation to the Friday classroom session and to the Saturday and Sunday field sessions on the Royal Gorge Field Office/San Carlos Ranger District. Field sessions will include walking to multiple trail sites so bring your best hiking shoes, water, lunch, snacks, and other necessary gear.


Workshop Details


Click here to download a copy of the workshop agenda.


The workshop will focus on OHV trail maintenance, rehabilitation, improvement and relocation. Hands-on field training will be emphasized. The intended audience is trail managers; trail construction and maintenance supervisors and crews, engineering staff involved in trail planning, design, maintenance and construction; trail contractors, and trail volunteers.


Classroom sessions: Quality Inn Canon City

  • How trail systems function and provide desired experiences
  • Trail Management Objectives – how they apply to trail maintenance
  • Creative trail design and innovative engineering practices
  • Trail maintenance techniques specific to various trail uses and conditions
  • Trail reroutes
  • How to create a trail management objective (TMO) document
  • Small group problem solving exercises


Field sessions: Royal Gorge Field Office/San Carlos Ranger District

  • Trail maintenance techniques exercises
  • Creative trail design and layout exercises
  • Trail relocation exercises
  • Trail design considerations for different types of OHV


Lodging Information


A block of rooms has been reserved for workshop participants at the Quality Inn. Please call 719-275-8676 to make reservations. Rooms are being held under NOHVCC.