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Trailhead Outreach Program

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Trailhead signage and beacon parks across Colorado

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About the Trailhead Outreach Program

The Friends of CAIC Trailhead Outreach Program visited over 75 trailheads and documented 7000+ conversations about avalanche safety over the course of the 2023/2024 winter avalanche season, and added in 13 mobile awareness education days using the new trailer classroom.

Curious about how our trailhead program looks? Hop on board with Friends of CAIC at Vail Pass as they chat with various user groups on a typical Trailhead Visit day in the video to the right.

The Trailhead Outreach Program is heading into its 4th season working to keep "checking the forecast" top of mind amongst backcountry users. Whether newcomers to these sports or seasoned veterans, trailhead interactions with the Friends of CAIC team often lead to discovering new things about the CAIC products and avalanche safety efforts in Colorado.

Special thanks to program sponsor OnX Backcountry and Alpine Bank, and partner Ortovox and Garmin for making it possible to maintain these programs year after year. 

And special thank you to grant partner the National Forest Foundation for see support, continuing funding, and expansion opportunities!

Trailhead Signage

Friends of CAIC helped local partners install over 210 educational signs since 2020. These signs are installed seasonally at popular trailheads across the state. Identified by local land managers, the signs appear at both motorized, non motorized, skiing, hiking, climbing, and other activity based access points. They include huts across the state as well in partnership with the 10th Mountain Division Huts organization. 6 beacon checker signs were installed across the Dillon Ranger District at popular trailheads during the 2022/2023 season as well.

National Forest Foundation Funds New Mobile Awareness Classroom for 2023/2024

We're excited to announce that Friends of CAIC recently completed construction of a new mobile avalanche education trailer for the 23/24 season, rolling out free awareness classes across the state this past winter. Have an idea for a location? Fill out the form below!

Title and logo partner opportunities still exist to secure funding for this program into the future. Please contact Todd@friendsofcaic.org for partnership opportunities.

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Contact us about sponsorship opportunities
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