Group rebuilds historic Box Canon trail

The Ouray Trail Group recently refurbished part of the Box Canon Trail using volunteers and donations to install 142 wooden steps and new safety cables. Left, from front to back, Ouray Trail volunteers Charlie Winger, Michael Pelkey, Steve Cumella and Hale Houts were among those who recently helped improve the historic pipeline trail section at Box Canon Park.
Bob Risch grew up scrambling around the cliffs encircling Ouray, becoming intimately familiar with the game and mining trails above town. So it means a little something extra to him when the Ouray Trail Group tackles a project to ensure future generations of locals and visitors alike can plant their boots and hiking poles into soil and rock he traversed when he was a kid. Volunteers with the…

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