• Boundary

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

    2022 Membership Form (More details below in the Membership Section)

  • 2021 Wilderness Rider Champion

    Congratulations to Jennifer Downs, our 2020 & 2021 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. Please RECORD YOUR RIDES IN THE GAIA GPS APP, available in all app stores. This request is new for 2022 and will help us better track your rides.

     

    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

    September 17th, 2022

    http://tinyurl.com/4thpoker <-- Click the link to see details, RSVP, and purchase your ticket! RSVP is required. Join us for a fun ride, fun pri zes, and a catered lunch!

     

     

    Trail: Muckey Lake

    Location: Gypsum, Colorado

    Trailer In: 9Am

    Social Rides

     

    May 21: Spring Fling at Diane Haynes. This is important to attend! We will be confirming our new board members & discussing the future of our chapter.

     

    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 - Coming Soon

    Trail Work Rides

    Coming soon, after the new board is confirmed!

  • 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.

     

    2022 Membership Form

  • Current Board Members & Terms

    All board members serve for 2 terms.

    President

    Rika Moore - Turnover May 2024

    Vice President & Events Coordinator

    Dacia Woodworth - Turnover May 2023

    Treasurer

    Sara Crawford - Turnover May 2024

    Secretary

    DeDe Dickinson - Turnover May 2023

    Board Member at Large

    Leisa Wood - Turnover May 2024

    Board Member at Large

    Vanda Whittaker - Turnover May 2023

    Board Member at Large

    Kendra Pardee - Turnover May 2024