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Care for Colorado Coalition

CCCSA is proud to be a Stewardship Partner with the Care for Colorado Coalition, which educates visitors and residents on how to responsibly enjoy the state’s natural and cultural resources.

Do Your Part

Follow the Care for Colorado Leave No Trace Principles

01 Know before you go
02 Stick to the trails
03 Leave it as you find it
04 Trash the trash
05 Be careful with fire
06 Keep wildlife wild
07 Share our parks & trails
Learn more about the seven principles

Principles In Practice

Stop the Leave No Trace Policing

From Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace should never be used to shame, harass, exclude or police people in the outdoors. Full stop. Practicing Leave No Trace is just that: a practice. It is about action, not perfection.

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Stewardship February 12, 2024

Podcast: Backcountry Winter Safety

From Colorado Outdoors

Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s latest podcast episode discusses how to get in front of backcountry danger in the winter. Podcast host Mark Johnson talks with two CPW experts on winter backcountry... Read More
Stewardship January 10, 2024

Tips for Planning a Backcountry Ski Trip

From the Colorado Mountain Club

If you are skiing in a place where the ski patrol does not work, you are in the backcountry. It does not matter if it is five feet outside the resort boundary, or the most remote place in Alaska. Everyone understands that... Read More
Stewardship January 10, 2024

Are You Backcountry Smart?

From Colorado Tourism Office

There’s no feeling quite like that of Colorado’s winter backcountry. From the crisp air against your skin and the quiet solitude of the land to the endless opportunities sprawling before you on more than 8.3... Read More
Stewardship January 10, 2024

Beginner Snowshoeing Tips in Colorado

From Colorado Tourism Office

A simple pair of snowshoes can launch you into a Colorado winter wonderland with thickets of snow-laden trees, silent white meadows and trails running parallel to frozen creeks. More than 20 Colorado Nordic centers, 42... Read More
Stewardship December 15, 2023

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