Land Use

Land Use…

With the club adopting a 2 mile stretch of Highway 550 for clean-up and Black Bear, Mt. Blanca, and Elwood Pass trails for repairs and maintenance, in addition to all of the programs sponsors by various groups and coalitions we belong to, this page will be dedicated to land use issues, trail info, and any new programs that club members should be aware of.




The Creeper Jeepers sponsor 2 trails that have been awarded the “Outstanding Trails” designation by BF Goodrich. Black Bear won in 2006 and 2015 and Mt Blanca won in 2012. Our other sponsored trail, Elwood Pass over near Pagosa Springs hasn’t won yet but it’s a stunning trail.  To date Black Bear is the only trail to win the award twice.


The Creepers do several work days annually on our adopted trails and highway clean up on a monthly basis during snow free months.
All current Club members are encoraged to volunteer for at least one of the Highway Clean-ups and trail work days each year! Thanks!

Caption on the green signs reads;
“This Trail Adopted by Creeper Jeepers Four Wheel Drive Club”.
coa4wd-cert COA4WDCi wanted to thank us for our work on our trails around the state. usfs-letter
USFS and the San Juan Mountain Association wanted to thank us for our work on Black Bear Pass and Elwood Pass.

 

Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue Card
The CORSAR cards are available for $3 for one year and $12 for five years, and can be purchased at over 300 retailers in the state. Click here for the COSAR home page.

Why Buy a CORSAR Card?
Colorado residents and visitors are well served by dedicated volunteer search and rescue teams, but mission costs are often in the thousands of dollars. By purchasing a CORSAR card you are contributing to the Search and Rescue Fund, which will reimburse these teams for costs incurred in your search and rescue. Funds remaining at the end of the year are used to help pay for training and equipment for these teams. Anyone with a current hunting/fishing license, or boat, snowmobile, ATV registration is already covered by the fund.

The CORSAR Card Is Not Insurance!
The card is not insurance and does not reimburse individuals nor does it pay for medical transport. Medical transport includes helicopter flights or ground ambulance. If aircraft are used as a search vehicle, those costs are reimbursed by the fund. If the aircraft becomes a medical transport due to a medical emergency, the medical portion of the transport is not covered.

Buy One Now
There are a few options available for purchasing a CORSAR card.

1- Buy a card on line or over the phone with a credit card by calling (970)248-7310.
2 -Stop by the local Forest Service Office at 15 Burnett Ct. in Durango. Their number is 247-4874.
3-It comes with every hunting and fishing license, boat registration, snow mobile registration, and off highway registration in Colorado
4-Stop by anywhere that sells hunting licenses.

For the cost of the card, you have helped ensure that trained and well equipped search and rescue teams will respond should you become lost or in need of rescue. Furthermore, volunteers will not have to incur undue expense due to your emergency.

COHVCO Supports “Stay The Trail” Campaign…
April 8th, 2005 marked the start of a new Off-Highway Vehicle program called “Stay The Trail“. The Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition along with BLM, the Forest Service, and others are trying to create awareness for responsible use of our public lands and trails. Read their press release here.

 

Stay The Trail