We love to get outside
It’s no secret among Colorado mountain town locals, we all came here for the winters and stayed for the summers. Ask any of our real estate agents and you’ll hear the same story from seasoned brokers to those just ticking off their second year in the high rockies. An abundance of activities in the Rocky Mountains ensure there’s never a dull moment. Whether our agents are mountain biking, hiking, backcountry skiing or trail running with fido, we take full advantage of the work hard, play hard mentality.
Year-round thousands of fellow adventure lovers visit Summit County and enjoy a taste of the mountain life. Over time, our trails experience wear, tear and erosion from use. The trailblazers of sustainability for our natural playground, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, have formed a coalition of organizations, stakeholders and volunteers to keep our backyard in pristine condition.
Who are the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District?
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District is a Summit County organization that coordinates and tackles over 30 projects each summer in partnership with 30+ businesses and schools. Friends of the Dillon Ranger District believe, “If each person who uses our trails gave a little back, we’d have one of the most elite trail systems to run, hike or bike in the country.”
CBMP’s Community Involvement
Our stellar team at Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties volunteers for a variety of causes throughout the year. In March you can find us head to toe in pink, raising awareness and funds at Snowshoe for the Cure. Around the holidays, our offices are overflowing with donations and gifts for Adopt an Angel. Every week our brokers serve at the Father Dyer Community Dinner - the list goes on.
Last week, we hit the trails for a maintenance day in conjunction with the Summit Association of Realtors (SAR). Goal of the day: help the “Friends of the Dillon Ranger” with the Salt Lick Trail in Silverthorne. Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties fully believes giving back to the land we live and play on, which is why out of a total 21 realtors we had the largest office representation with 8 CBMP brokers in total!
So what does trail maintenance entail?
The typical trail maintenance project promotes sustainability. Volunteers remove rock, add dirt and extract roots to improve the trail’s durability. Some trail maintenance missions in Summit County will involve bridge building across creeks and streams too!
Our quest with the Summit Association of Realtors at Salt Lick was to improve the trail and lengthen it to allow for longer adventures. After a day of dirt, sweat and good times, we’d say it was a mission accomplished! If you’re interested in visiting Salt Lick trail yourself, head to All Trail’s website for details on hiking the moderate 2.9 mile loop!
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District invite anyone to volunteer for the cause. Give back to the land you love and browse the project calendar here. There are dozens of ways to get involved and keep over 430 miles of trails open for all to use!
By Coldwell Banker