PLEASE DO NOT USE MUDDY TRAILS.
If / when your tires/feet/hooves are sinking into mud or you're consistently hitting large patches of soft mud, it's time to call it a day and turn around. Why? Because you're causing significant trail damage that can take months to remediate. We know you're itching to get out, but please be a responsible trail user and use trails a) when the ground is frozen or b) after it's had a chance to dry out. Trail reports are here and change daily. We do our best to keep them updated, but can't ride 50 miles of trail system every day. Thank you to those who send updates and help us keep trail users apprised of conditions.
Interested in more information about the upcoming (March 2019) Oil & Gas Lease Sale of lands surrounding South Cañon Trails? Click here.
Upcoming FAR Events
The annual runBlossom races are back for the 15th year! Come celebrate with FAR as we offer a 5K and half-marathon course along the beautiful Riverwalk Trail.
Date: Saturday, May 4
Location: Centennial Park, Cañon City
Cost: Varies. See website site for info.
Bi-Annual FAR Red Canyon Road / OWF Cleanup
When: Saturday, April 13 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Meet at the Mountain View Core Knowledge School at 9:30 and we'll carpool to the cleanup sites
Why: FAR sponsors the cleanup of Red Canyon Road and we need your help to keep it beautiful! (Also, we'll have donuts.) If we have enough volunteers, we'll also send a group up to Oil Well Flats to assist BLM with that location as well.
** Please know that this is a narrow road and, while we will have safety vests, this event may not be suitable for small children.
It's almost here! The 2019 Adventure Guide will hit the town on April 20th. Grab your copy, plus some great food, silent auction items, and FAR merch at the Release Party.
Date: Saturday, April 20, 5:30-8:30 pm
Location: The Annex at Teek in Cañon City
Cost: FREE to attend, bring $ for dinner and drinks
Registration is now open for the 2nd annual Royal 50 / Gorgeous 25 Mountain Bike XC races AND the all-new Point Alta Vista Trail Races! This epic course which will take place on the newest jewel in Cañon City's crown - the Royal Gorge Park Trails - takes you across singletrack trails that offer flowy fun and technical challenges. Register for a running and a bike event and get 15% OFF (no code needed).
Date: Saturday and Sunday, August 31 - September 1
Location: Royal Gorge Park Trails, post-race fest at Royal Gorge Ranch and Resort
Join FAR and artist Elizabeth Gamache for an evening of outdoor art! Each participant will paint a pre-selected work of art (hint: there's a bike in it) and be treated to expert instruction. We will also host four additional artists as they display and sell their work: Marley Seifert, Joan Sindler, Jax Gibson, and Anita Dewitt. All proceeds benefit Fremont Adventure Recreation.
Date: Friday, April 5th, 5:30-8:30 pm
Location: The Hive, 729 Main Street, Cañon City
Cost: REGISTRATION IS NOW SOLD OUT
Other Local Events
Films for a Green Planet
A community environmental Film Series, free and open to the public. All shows at 7:00 pm at the United Presbyterian Church.
Dates: March 27 (Bag It), April 25 (Symphony of the Soil), May 30 (Food, Inc.), June 27 (Last Call at the Oasis), July 25 (Uranium Drive In)
More information available on Facebook.
Ways to Give
As a registered non-profit, we also qualify to recieve tax-deductable donations. Click below to use Paypal to help FAR provide fun events, trails, and more!
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Are you a business owner? Please consider becoming a FAR sponsor or a 1% for Trails participant. Please contact coordinator@joinFAR.org for more information!
Want to learn more about what we've accomplished in 2017 and have planned for 2018? Check out our annual year-end report:
FAR is a proud partner of Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. We are committed to acting as land stewards, educating our community about proper practices, and leading by example for the next generation of outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Please visit the Leave No Trace website to learn more about how you can support their mission!