The CORE Mission:
To keep trails open through adoption, stewardship, education, collaboration and to involve multiple user groups to accomplish this goal.
What is CORE...
CORE is a motorized action group/4x4 Club based out of Buena Vista, Colorado. CORE was founded to adopt and maintain roads/trails, to be an advocate for motorized access to our public lands and to bring user groups who utilize roads on public lands together to achieve these common goals. CORE is currently working with the BLM and Forest on trail maintenance, we have adoption agreements in place for 10 trails in Chaffee and Lake Counties. CORE has adopted these trails: Grizzly Lake, Pomeroy Lake, Hancock Lake, Hancock Pass, Tincup Pass, Slide Lake, Lost Canyon, Clohesy Lake, Champion Mill and South Halfmoon. CORE is funded solely through sponsorships, memberships, and donations. If you would like to support CORE please find the CORE sponsorship, membership, or donation option in our online store below. Together we can make a difference!
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
If you frequent the Colorado backcountry you have probably noticed an increase in the number of recreational users the past several years. Colorado’s tourism industry is exploding and we need your help! 77.7 million tourists visited Colorado last year, a 30% increase since 2009, resulting in heavy use of public lands. Many of our outdoor recreation areas are being threatened by closure due to road/trail degradation and trash issues. If immediate action isn’t taken, many of these areas will be closed to motorized travel permanently, never to be opened again. This will severely limit your access to Colorado’s backcountry. What was once only an issue for motorized off road enthusiasts is now a concern for all users of our public lands. If you use roads on public lands to access trailheads, camping, fishing or hunting areas, road closures WILL negatively impact your access. CORE’s sole mission is to combat these issues by bringing all recreational user groups together to perform the necessary road/trail maintenance and cleanups so all areas stay OPEN. Your Club Membership funds all clean up efforts and trail maintenance so when you choose to recreate on public lands you can do so with the confidence your access will be preserved in the Pike and San Isabel National Forests.
CLOSURES HAPPEN FAST
It’s a beautiful summer day; you have a 3-day weekend and are just wrapping up the last bit of final preparations before heading toward your favorite camping spot in the mountains. As you leave the pavement and approach the area you visit every summer your excitement starts to build, 3 days of rest and relaxation in the beauty of the Colorado Mountains. This all comes to an abrupt end as you near your final turnoff to access a favorite camping destination in the backcountry. You come to a stop as you notice a newly placed ROAD CLOSED sign in the middle of the road. Your heart sinks and your anger starts to build, you just visited this site last year and everything looked fine! How can your access to public lands be removed so suddenly?!? You contemplate running the sign over and just continuing on with your plans; you come to your senses and decide against making a bad decision. You drive on to look for another camp spot wondering if the place you have come to enjoy will ever be open again…