• Boundary

    Of all the Back Country Horsemen Chapters in the USA, our boundary touches the most wilderness areas!

    2021 Membership Form (More details below in the Membership Section)

  • 2020 Wilderness Rider Champion

    Congratulations to Jennifer Downs, our 2020 Champion Wilderness Rider! Jennifer rode in all 7 wilderness areas that out boundary touches during the summer 2020 season and won a custom silver belt buckle from Montana Silversmiths.

    Compete For Your Own Custom Silver Belt Buckle

    Competition runs May 1 - December 1, annually.

     

    The best social distancing challenge ever... open to members only! Winners receive a custom buckle from Montana Silversmiths.

     

    Okay, okay, we have to verify our bold statement... but... to the best of our knowledge, Mountain Trekkers' boundary touches the most wilderness areas out of any BCHA chapter. The goal is to ride in all 7 of our wilderness areas. 

     

    The ride does not need to be within chapter boundaries, simply within that wilderness complex. Mileage breaks ties; a round of Black Jack breaks ties if final mileage and number of wilderness complexes completed creates a deadlock.

     

    Please reach out to us for detailed rules! The competition is heavy.

  • Connect With Us

    Email: mountaintrekkers@gmail.com

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  • Our Chapter

    Covers Gorgeous High Country

    Who We Are

    Passionate horse & burro fans

    Mountain Trekkers is a local chapter of the Colorado Back Country Horsemen and the Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA). We are a devoted group of equestrians & burro lovers who advocate for equestrian & burro access to public lands and assist with trail maintenance to keep the trails open for all user groups.

     

    Our "Burro Division" is growing, we aren't just horse-focused!

    What We Do

    Provide social & educational opportunities

    The Mountain Trekkers Chapter works in Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s Area 8 which includes the Holy Cross Wilderness, Eagles Nest Wilderness, Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness, Flat Tops Wilderness, and the White River National Forest. We plan trail maintenance projects with management agencies such as the United States Forest Service and Colorado Parks & Wildlife, host equestrian social events, host equestrian education events, and advocate for trail riders–all while having ridiculous amounts of fun.

  • Events

    The best social distancing challenge ever...

    Annual Poker Rides

    June 25-27, 2021: Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen statewide poker ride. Check out their website for details!

    September 12, 2021: Mountain Trekkers Chapter local poker ride. Location TBD -- Likely Sweetwater Lake!

    Social Rides

    We host monthly social rides (at a minimum!) from May-September. Text Dani at 970-471-4441 for information!

     

    June 12 Summer Flin: Sylvan Lake Meadows Day Use Area, West Brush Creek trail. Usually, this is a "Spring Fling," but we are still recovering from 2021!

    July Social Ride: Date & Location TBD

    July Burro Hike: Date & Location TBD

    August 17 Social Ride: Lower Piney River Trail, led by Dani

    August 24 Work Ride: Whitney Creek, led by Dani

    September 12 Chapter Poker Ride: Sweetwater Lake, AJ Brink Outfitters

    September Social Ride: Squaw Creek Trail, led by Kendra, Date TBD

    September Burro Hike: Date & Location TBD

     

    Our social rides, outside of the Spring/Summer Fling, are limited in number; they tend to fill up. Please check out our Facebook for event details.

    Training & Education

    Annual Equine First Aid Clinic - Our 2021 event was a success!

     

    Winter 2021 Trail Obstacle Clinics @ Eagle Arena. Schedule to come in the fall.

     

    2021 Land Safe Clinic

     

    2021 Packing Clinic

     

    And more! Check out Facebook for more frequent updates.

    Trail Work Rides

    August 24 - Whitney Creek Trail Work, led by Dani

  • Our Impact

    350

    Annual COBCH Membershpis

    $1.2 Billion

    Colorado Horse Industry Value

    11,045

    Annual COBCH Volunteer Hours

  • What Does Your Membership Do?

    • Provides funds for local trail maintenance
    • Membership numbers add weight to equestrian advocacy
    • Increases BCHA's community presence
    • Opportunities for community involvement
    • Buys you a ton of new friends (Just kidding, though we are a friendly group!)

    What Does Membership Cost?

    • Individual - $35
    • Family - $55
    • Youth - $25

    Membership Benefits

    • Discounts at Cavallo and US Rider
    • Access to Social Rides
    • Compete in the Wilderness Rider Belt Buckle Competition
    • Discounted Community Events

    How Do I Become a Member?

    Memberships cycle in January, annually. Please fill out the Membership Form; we will respond with an invoice from our accounting application, Wave. You may pay with cash or check but we do prefer a credit/debit card payment via Wave for ease of tracking.

     

    2021 Membership Form 

  • Current Board Members & Terms

    All board members serve for 2 terms.

    President

    Dani Neumann - Turnover May 2022

    Vice President

    Rika Moore - Turnover May 2021

    Secretary

    Kendra Pardee - Turnover May 2021

    Treasurer

    Lana Bryce - Turnover May 2022

    Board Member at Large

    Jean Hoover - Turnover May 2021

    Board Member at Large

    Stacey Todd - Turnover May 2022