The Del Norte Trails Organization (DNTO) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit Colorado registered corporation.  We are a loosely defined group of like-minded individuals who want sustainable world-class trail experiences in the San Luis Valley.  We work with and assist our partners from the USFS, the BLM, Volunteers for Outdoors Colorado, Southwest Conservation Corps, SLV Rattlers high school mountain bike team, 12 Hours of Penitence Mountain Bike Endurance Race, and local organizations in as many ways as we can.

We write grants; we help fund; and we show up and build trails. All our efforts are funded by tax deductible donations, which can be mailed to P.O. Box 309, Del Norte, CO 81132.

DNTO works with towns, counties and SLVGO to come up with cohesive plans to connect our region.  Our focus is non-motorized, purpose-built, single track trails connecting with the wealth of two track trails in the mountains that surround us.

In conjunction with our partners, we have started work on our Blue Trail, the Rio Grande, as it winds through Del Norte.  Our partners include Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project, Trout Unlimited, NRCS, CU Denver, Riverbend Engineering, and the Town of Del Norte. To help increase the scope of the project, Del Norte Trails Organization purchased 14 lots under and along The Rio Grande in the Town of Del Norte, which will provide access to the river.

GOCO and Colorado State Trails Program Grants received since 2007:

Del Norte Trails Master Plan
Del Norte Trails Visibility Impact Project (VIP)
Del Norte Community Athletic Fields Linear Walking Trail
Del Norte Lookout Mountain Park Project
Del Norte Lookout Mountain Park Schools Connector Trail Project
SLVGO / BLM Stone Quarry & Pronghorn Trails Systems (2015 & 2016)

Data on Del Norte Trails since 2007:

Volunteer hours – Over 2,700 hours
Money donated locally for unfunded work that was needed – $18,800
Grant Monies Received (six grants) – $429,200
Matching cash (six grants) – $75,745
In-Kind support donations (six grants) – $179,577
Colorado Youth Corps Association affiliate camping crews employed – 21 weeks (6,100 hours)

We Support

RGC Rattlers

12 Hours of Penitence

Del Norte River Front Project